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Jerry Sandusky Sentenced

30 to 60 Years

for Raping Children

10/9/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky has just been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison ... which means he'll most likely die behind bars.

The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was facing up to 400 years behind bars ... after he was convicted on 45 counts of sexual assault involving 10 to 15 boys.

Sandusky will serve NO LESS than 30 years, because under Pennsylvania law, he can't be released on parole before the minimum term is up. He will get credit for 112 days served.

Sporting a fresh pair of shackles, Sandusky wore a red prison jumpsuit to court and appeared thinner than usual. He was also wearing a bulletproof vest.

Jerry's wife Dottie was in attendance when the judge issued the sentence. Six of Sandusky's victims were also present.

Jerry also addressed the court -- and once again proclaimed his innocence during what is being described as a rambling, babbling batsh*t crazy statement.

The mother of one of the victims read a statement in court ... and said her son contemplated suicide after Sandusky's attack.

Sandusky smiled on his way into court.

Sandusky swears he's innocent -- the REAL victim in a vast conspiracy -- and vows to appeal the sentence.

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Jay W.     

And that is where he belongs.

710 days ago
2.

Marilyn    

Why didn't HE get the max?

710 days ago
3.

Kari    

Awesome! I hope this helps all victims speak out about their abuse! And I hope Sandusky is miserable every year in prison.

710 days ago
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ria    

Sick disgusting fu ck!

710 days ago
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Kim    

If he hasn't already experienced it... I'll bet Sandusky gets a taste of what rape is like while he's in prison!!

710 days ago
6.

Gabe    

A light sentence!

Could he have killed any children? Any missing kids in the area? I assume the police covered their bases, but I have to think about the kids that really put up a fight.

710 days ago
7.

dee    

Justice! What a nasty, twisted man!

710 days ago
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ria    

And that sick fu ck smiled entering the court. 30-60... years is too little. These young boys childhood will forever be damaged.

710 days ago
9.

Melissa1987    

He should have gotten the death penalty. All pedos should get the death penalty.

710 days ago
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Rhubino    

I'm hoping the bullet proof vest was to lower the risk of him getting off easy (death), not for his "protection".

710 days ago
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Deadpool23    

Can someone explain to me why judges give out sentences with 100+ years, why not just say life in prison with no chance of parole? Giving out 400 years in prison sounds ridiculous.

710 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Why, just hang him. Why do we have to pay to keep him living.
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Phishie from Philly

710 days ago
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SMASHED    

Prison is too good for this beast.

710 days ago
14.

Stacy    

30-60... years? I'm rooting for the 60 years then. With big cell mate named Bubbalicious.

710 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

He's lucky that it wasn't someone in my family because I would go all Dexter on him.
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Phishie from Philly

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