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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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46.

ZB    

15 years?

796 days ago
47.

buzz kill    

Justice will be when "Big Bubba" and the brothers make him their bit*h and protect him from suicide.

796 days ago
48.

Curtis    

My heart goes out to the victims. No young boy or girl deserves to be prayed upon. The sad thing is these pedophiles feel that they are in the right and society is wrong. It is a weird sickness. I hope he rots in jail and is preyed upon and victimized just like those kids.

796 days ago
49.

westboro is awsome    

He looks like he is trying to keep from laughing. Another proud homosexual child molester. The majority of mass murderers in the USA have been gay or bi-sexual men. Congratulations to TMZ for promoting the anal sex lifestyle. This is what it leads to. The gays say they hope he is raped. They mean hey hope he has anal sex which he likes anyway. The gay guards will help him in that department. This clown was actually happy when he got into the police car. He spent a lifetime abusing boys sexually. He got paid a lot of money and the gays just love him. Something tells me the gay guards will pal up with him and show him a good time. There is something totally bizarre at his reaction and also the gentle care the police are showing him. He knows something we don't. I think the gay guards will do all sorts of favors for him. That was the look on his face. Like he will still have a supply of young gay men. Did you notice the young guard with the white shirt? I would not be surprised if they have already hooked -up. The look on his face in the car was like he was about to get a BJ from the cops.

I have boycotted TMZ advertisers especially ABC because TMZ promotes anal sex and vulgarity so much.

I am actually shocked TMZ posted the story. This is the lifestyle in both men and women that TMZ promotes. The clown looked like he was about to get a bunch of free sex. That is the the coldest demeanor I have ever seen of someone just convicted on 48 counts. He was very happy.

You can bet he will be treated like a king by the gay guards. That was the look he had on his face.

The prisoners will not treat him well but you can bet the gay guards will. he will not mix with general population ever. It's strictly happy endings with gay guards from this point on. That was exactly the look on his face.

796 days ago
50.

Good riddance!    

Yeah! Put him in gen pop!

796 days ago
51.

katie10    

what a sick society we live in; frickin nutballs sitting on the courthouse steps all day long, clapping and cheering when Sandusky gets found guilty. There's nothing to clap about, the entire thing is sick..a bunch of weirdos. Including the nutball on here who clones everyone and is obsessed with Michael Jackson, logs in every other day and tries to discuss the topic every waking minute of this sick man's life (hum, isn't it always the ones who points the finger - protests and speaks the loudest who has something themselves to hide). The sick little punks bullying a frickin' grandmother. Sick world we live in these days, and this site brings out the sickest of them all..most of them 'trolls'.

796 days ago
52.

Kali    

Thank you Penn State jurors. Let justice be served onto this living nightmare by the general population in prison. Now the DA needs to go after Sandusky's wife as she was an accomplice.

796 days ago
53.

Cujeaux    

The Sandusky's assets should be garnished and given to the victims. His idiot wife belongs in a tiny apartment living off of her social security only.

796 days ago
54.

westboro is awsome    

"The sick little punks bullying a frickin' grandmother."

Yet two TMZ employees sided with the kids doing the bullying and called the grandma weak.

Let's face it. TMZ and the mainstream media have created a sick culture.

How many so called "heterosexuals" engage in anal sex? Most women do which is why if it were all women handling the case he would not have been convicted.

If TMZ was on the jury the clown would have got a bonus and skated.

He will not be mixed with general population. He will be serviced by gay guards. That is the reality and that is why he had the look he did on his face. He is not worried. It's more of the same for him in prison.

he will be treated like royalty by gay guards in prison.

796 days ago
55.

Rhonda C. Poynter    

I watched this with little hope that there would be justice - certain that this guy had too much money, too many friends in high places, etc. This jury has given me the belief, again, that every now and then, the bad guy gets nailed. The only thing that bothers me is that they couldn't get his wife, too, because she's either a liar or an idiot.

796 days ago
56.

sakiqueen    

Hope he goes to general population!!! But then again he would probably like it there!!

796 days ago
57.

marymac    

Finally. Too bad they can't execute him. And now they need to arrest all the other adults at Penn St etc that knew and covered for this monster.

796 days ago
58.

IceGypsy    

Wow that was quick....karma will come back to bite him in the ass when he's rotting in jail

796 days ago
59.

SoWhat    

Great, he's been found guilty. But this is far from over, now there needs to be trials for all the others involved that did nothing and some actually helped to cover up what he was doing. None of the coaches, assistants and heads of the university should get off easy for what they did to cover this up for all these years. There were probably even some police officers that were paid off to keep it quiet too.

796 days ago
60.

Lovejac23    

Woooo-Hoooooo! And hopefully soon he'll be joining his buddy "Joe-crap" looking up instead of looking down.

796 days ago
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