Posted: Jun 22, 2012 9:48 PM
Updated: Jun 22, 2012 10:59 PM
TUCSON - Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of molesting 10 boys over 15 years.
The former Penn State assistant football coach was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts. He was taken to a Pennsylvania jail to wait for sentencing in three months.
Tucson defense attorney Michael Piccarreta has represented clients in high-profile cases. He defended accused polygamist Warren Jeffs. Jeffs' charges in Arizona were dismissed.
"Molestation cases are probably the most difficult to defend," Piccarreta said. "It really takes some good evidence to turn a case like that around."
Piccarreta does not believe the media influenced the outcome.
"There's a lot of argument about it," Piccarreta said, "but the jurors do a pretty good job of figuring it out."
Piccarreta does not necessarily believe leaving Sandusky off the witness stand was a bad idea.
"Even the most honest, sincere person," Piccarreta said, "might not fare well under cross examination."
Sandusky's attorneys have promised to appeal.
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Help those in need this holiday season
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
Win! Win! Win!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Let us help grow your business
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories