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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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16.

Dose Of Reality    

No punishment is harsh enough for monsters like him. Thankfully this one didn't have a few hit albums and millions to spend on his defense.

693 days ago
17.

Jen    

That will keep him until he dies.

693 days ago
18.

Cheryl A.    

Rot in Hell baby molester!!!!

693 days ago
19.

SoWhat    

Only 30-60... years?? I know even with the minimum 30 years he'll be long dead before that time but come on, that's a very weak sentence for what he did and was convicted of especially with what he just said yesterday, he should have gotten the max. I hope they release him into the general population as soon as he gets back to jail, he'll be dead before the day is over.

693 days ago
20.

Toilethead    

I hope every minute of it seems like an eternity.

693 days ago
21.

imorena    

All child molestors should also face MANDATORY castration in addition to prison time. problem is that wont happen because alot of people in high places alson indulge in child rape.

693 days ago
22.

furious cupcakes    

This whole story and watching it unfold for the whole world to see makes me want to crumble into a million pieces. This must be the most awful most embarrassing thing to live through, how is Sandusky living through this public shaming? He shows nothing on his face. This was a very public man who was respected and successful and in the industry... now his worst nightmare is coming true. Everybody knows. The world is taking pictures of his shame. All the rape is now coming back to him 10 fold it's just too much too bare all the way around. This whole thing is awful, just awful. What's happening to him now is indeed the very act he committed over and over again in those moments he stole from the kids. A public rape. Awful.

693 days ago
23.

Chase    

Now go after his P.O.S., in-denial, wife!!!

693 days ago
24.

ray    

delusional fool. Yep 30 years mini will do it, SOB will die long before he could get out. Although in genpop he may not make it 30 months.

693 days ago
25.

jen    

now when does PA go after sanduskys wife and family for knowing...whenm do they go after paternos family for knowing???? and when do they go after and close down that disgusting school and it football program that allowed this to happen for years...PS ers are disgusting

693 days ago
26.

flubbergast    

why's he wearing a bp vest? invitation for a headshot?

693 days ago
27.

CN    

Maybe he work on his delusion and denial during his upcoming quiet time.

693 days ago
28.

really! really?    

TMZ , the story here is getting the judge to reveal why 30-60... years when the sentence could have been 400 years. Each of these young men need to feel that Mr. Sandusky's punishment fits the crime committed against them specifically. When you break it all down- he only received 3-6 years per rape victim. Doesn't sound like justice to me.

693 days ago
29.

Just Karen    

I know they say he will be in prison for life, but I wish he got the whole 400 years! I also can't believe how he is still saying he is innocent. I hope he gets his in prison!

693 days ago
30.

Sashatree    

If he's lucky, he'll be killed by a fellow inmate. Slowly and painfully.

693 days ago
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