The prosecutor asked jurors in the Jerry Sandusky case to give his victims back their lives. They did. And now Sandusky likely will get just what he deserves - what remains of his life spent behind bars.
But this case isn't over.
There won't be closure until ongoing investigations reveal how so many people let these 10 young men down over the years.
Two Penn State administrators - athletic director Tim Curley, now on leave, and former vice president Gary Schutlz -- are charged with failure to properly report suspected child abuse in 2001 and perjury for lying to the grand jury.
They deny the charges, but e-mails recovered after former President Graham Spanier's firing seem to indicate the three were more concerned about Sandusky than a boy he was seen showering with in a university locker room.
Spanier and Schultz - who authorities say kept a file on incidents involving Sandusky - reportedly decided it would be "humane" not to report him to police.
At least four boys were abused after that decision was made.
State Attorney General Linda Kelley said following Sandusky's conviction on 45 counts that her office is continuing to investigate the case, and she's said in the past Spanier is a target.
There's also an ongoing FBI investigation, as well as a Penn State probe headed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, tasked by the university's Board of Trustees with figuring out just who knew what and when did they know it.
Hopefully, the investigations will reveal what went so wrong in Happy Valley and lead to changes to ensure it never happens again.
As we've said before, one positive aspect of the Sandusky case is the emphasis it has placed on spotting - and reporting - child abuse.
The first of two local sessions to teach people the "red flags" of child abuse touched on sexual abuse, referrals for which have increased because of awareness gained through the Penn State scandal.
This is the second year of the workshops - the next session is July 12 - geared toward helping the general public, neighbors, friends, acquaintances and family members respond appropriately when they suspect abuse.
Everyone should take such a course.
It might help an adult protect a child's life - instead of failing them miserably, as was the case with Sandusky's victims.
- York Dispatch