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Jerry Sandusky

GUILTY

of Raping Children

6/23/2012 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Jerry Sandusky
was found guilty tonight of child molestation, and will almost certainly spend the rest of his life in prison.

The former Penn State assistant football coach was found guilty of 45 of the 48 counts involving 10 boys over a 15 year period.

The jury reached the verdict after deliberating a little more than 20 hours.  The judge didn't want to wait until Monday so he had the verdict read at 10 PM ET.

68-year-old Sandusky showed little emotion as the verdicts were read.

He was sent immediately to county jail, where he will await formal sentencing, probably in about 3 months.

8 victims took the stand to testify against Sandusky -- often in graphic detail -- describing how the former PSU coach abused them, from inappropriate touching and group showering, to forced oral and anal sex. Other witnesses described accounts pertaining to the remaining two victims.

Sandusky did not take the stand in his own defense.

Sandusky's lawyers insinuated the witnesses were financially motivated -- but the defense fell flat.

Sandusky met many of the children he abused through his Second Mile children's charity ... which Sandusky claimed he founded to help underprivileged boys.

PSU football coaching icon Joe Paterno was fired after the scandal for not taking enough action following a 2001 report that Sandusky had molested a child in the PSU showers. Paterno died shortly after from lung cancer.

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31.

Zutopia    

Welcome home Jerry, Bubba's been waitin for you ;)

796 days ago
32.

TheTruthIs    

Justice has been served. No punishment will ever make up for the lives that this pervert has ruined and the mental anguish that will stay with many -if not all- of them forever.

796 days ago
33.

taz    

Rot in hell Sandusky and your pathetic wife too. Remember... don't drop the soap you might get a taste of your own medicine, and it won't be pretty.

796 days ago
34.

john    

Is anyone lane shocked by the verdict?

I was expecting that inhuman piece of garbage to get convicted on all 48 counts.

796 days ago
35.

tantricjustice    

thank god. a waste of skin who will never hurt another child.

796 days ago
36.

palermo    

His wife is also guilty and that McQueary guy too. I believe Jerry molested ALL of his own children, not just the one son

796 days ago
37.

Mach5    

Justice have been served. Go to hell you sick perverted demon!

796 days ago
38.

Redskin_Chick    

He is a sick sick man, glad they found him gulity. My prayers go out to his victims.

796 days ago
39.

your own luck    

Fry in Hell, Jerry.

796 days ago
40.

tgrfan42069    

white version of MJ..used his power to get his victims.only diff is this guy actually will have to serve justice.MJ always got off due to the jury being fans

796 days ago
41.

john    

Jesus Christ, please make sure Jerry Sandusky is ****ting blood every day for the rest of his life.

796 days ago
42.

Michael    

Pedofiles don't last in prison. They ket killed there.

796 days ago
43.

spokenword    

He was heartless to the very end. I hope somebody shanks him.

796 days ago
44.

Wanda    

Justice Served! May the rest of his life path be in jail/prision..

796 days ago
45.

Anni    

Finally, some justice for those boys! Sandusky ruined so many lives, now Karma has gotten him! Somehow, it doesn't seem like it's enough.

796 days ago
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