Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
You seem to be saying that Sandusky's guilt, which you have not proved he feels since he professes to be not guilty, is enough. God will deal with him, but human justice cannot be ignored. After all, God instituted that, too. He will be sent to prison primarily so that he does not repeat his crimes. The alternative is to tie a millstone around his neck and throw him into the sea, but I don't see you arguing for that here.
If you feel like casting that stone go ahead, but the same guilt will find you in time. Vengeance is a one-way street, it is all consuming. I was reading a good novel today, it made this very adept point.
" If it had not wanted their flesh so badly, he thought, it wouldn't have come after them at such speed, and brought this pain and humiliation upon itself. There was a lesson there, if he could only remember it. EVIL, HOWEVER POWERFUL IT SEEMED, COULD BE UNDONE BY ITS OWN APPETITE."
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
The Devil, as Peter warned us, is out like a ravenous lion, seeking to devour who he can by his endless appetite of judgement, hostility, and envy. The Evil in ourselves is not different. The Devil wants to drag us all down with him, so we can all be miserable together. We are tempted by his Evil, indeed by our own evil, out of the same appetite. Why did Jerry Sandusky do this for so long? In vain attempts to quench his own appetite, and in the end, he himself was consumed, as we all shall be in time.
On a personal note, I have been all-consumed buy vengeance in my life. I have calculated and choreographed revenge across years of time. It benefits nothing. It only feeds the appetite for sin all the more with your own blood. Evil likes the taste of blood, it could care less whose, guilty or innocent, that of other peoples or our own.
Justice? God is about justice, what can we do that can be rightfully called just, if we are all guilty of the same evils in different guises? To condemn Sandusky is to be just as evil as he is. I am not saying let Sandusky walk a free man, but lets not forget about God in all our hoopla about punishment this and vendetta that.. God is the head pay-master of all matters. If God can find it in His own heart to allow even foul and undeserving creatures like Sandusky another moment of life, perhaps we can learn from this example. Further, if an appetite for sin brought down Sandusky and hurt so many people, maybe we should carefully mind our own appetites for vengeance.
Just because someone feels that a perpetrator of a crime should go to prison does not mean he's consumed by vengeance or condemnation. Do you think he should be left alone to commit more crimes against children? Where does the eternal hand-wringing end?