Lawyer: Jerry Sandusky still says he's not guilty

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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, right, is escorted by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, as he is taken into custody at the Centre County Courthouse after being found guilty of multiple charges of child sexual abuse in Bellefonte, Pa., Friday, June 22, 2012. Sandusky was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years on Friday, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State's beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, right, is escorted by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, as he is taken into custody at the Centre County Courthouse after being found guilty of multiple charges of child sexual abuse in Bellefonte, Pa., Friday, June 22, 2012. Sandusky was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years on Friday, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State's beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — As Jerry Sandusky insists he is not guilty of sexually abusing children, a juror who voted to convict the retired Penn State assistant coach hopes the verdict helps his accusers heal.

Ann Van Kuren said Monday that the jury found the testimony of the eight victims who took the witness stand compelling. She says jurors weighed the accounts and evidence diligently before finding Sandusky guilty Friday of 45 counts for sexually abusing 10 boys over many years.

Van Kuren says she feels for the victims and any others who haven't come forward.

The 68-year-old Sandusky is under observation at the Centre County jail. A psychological review is pending to help determine the next step toward his sentencing in three months.

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