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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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76.

HumanNature    

JUSTICE 4 THE VICTIMS!!!!!


I HOPE THAT THIS PEDOPHILE ROT IN PRISON!!!!

749 days ago
77.

Luz    

GOOD! ANOTHER PEDOPHILE BITES THE DUST. ABOUT TIME WE GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS TO THESE PERVERTS, AND LET THEM KNOW THAT CHILDREN ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND THEY HAVE A VOICE. AND THEY ARE NOT ALONE!
THROW HIM IN JAIL AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!

749 days ago
78.

Shelley    

Good. Rot in jail and then burn in hell.

749 days ago
79.

duilama    

If MJ would have also been convicted, maybe, Sandusky would not have been so bold, and that might have saved a lot of the child victims.

I hope this case would really send out a warning out there to the pedophiles and their supporters, we won't put up with your crap anymore, no excuses for child sex abuse!

749 days ago
80.

Luz    

How come this doesn't happen in Michael Jackson's case? The people involved could have easily gone to police and tell their story since they became adults while Michael was still alive. Even now that he's dead, they can come forward. But that never happened, you know why, BECAUSE NOTHING EVER HAPPENED!
They took the money and ran, because that's all they wanted.

749 days ago
81.

Luz    

@Diulama:

I have come to the conclusion that you really have a mental problem.
I suspect you really wanted Michael Jackson, and it affected your mind because you couldn't have him!

749 days ago
82.

Luz    

Sandosky's wife should go to jail for accomplice. She was living in the house with him, and she never saw anything, suspected anything and never saw an abnormal behavior in him? I don't buy it. She knew but she turned a blind eye!

749 days ago
83.

Luz    

And having said that, Good Night!

749 days ago
84.

BB    

Great job top the prosecution team. Next, charge his wife and everyone else at Penn State who knew about the abuse but played a part in covering it up.

749 days ago
85.

Cartman    

We need Dr. Conrad to give dirty old Jerry a dose of his special cure for pedophiles.

749 days ago
86.

Joao    

That damned Paterno played dumb right to his cursed grave. How sure MOST OF YOU WOULD NOT RECALL THIS BECAUSE IT WASN'T ON TMZ. But that old piece of sh1t said he wasn't aware that boys got raped. That was a staggering revelation. Can you be more wickedly deceived and disgusting?

749 days ago
87.

Phil    

Sandusky's killer in prison = hero

749 days ago
88.

regis777    

Why are we paying for his jail? Just hang him next day. Justice seved, money saved...

749 days ago
89.

cindy    

Rot in hell, you bastard!!!

749 days ago
90.

Jwalters05    

Now they need to go after his wife.....you cannot tell me she didn't know what was going on in her home!

749 days ago
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