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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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31.

Bud    

GOOD!! now it's time to get HIS poopchute stretched :)

691 days ago
32.

anonymous    

I find it disgusting that his wife is still standing by him. She must be really, really pathetic. This dude is sick and deserves all 400 years.

691 days ago
33.

cindy    

Good Luck Jerry !!!!! You are still the greatest golfer of all time I hope you beat this DUI charge and get back on the course kicking ass like only you do.

691 days ago
34.

ManiacalZebra    

The slimeball got off easy. He should have gotten a lot more, even though he's still unlikely to get out of prison alive.

691 days ago
35.

dakotapod    

Only shame is he is not younger so he could savour 30 years. Old prick will die way sooner. He should suffer 40 years in prison...

691 days ago
36.

laffnbear    

Another conspiracy!
That should appeal to the radical right neo-nazi sympathizers.
After all they are seeing Communists behind every telephone pole and under every bed.

691 days ago
37.

Mayu    

I personally would have given him the max. He's going to die in prison anyway if he's got a minimum of 30 years... so why not just give him the 400 years to send a message.

691 days ago
38.

R    

an average of 8-16 months per count? that is ridiculous. for as much damage as was done, how many lives were irrevocably changed, that seems really, really measly. i'm shocked.

691 days ago
39.

BoilingBleach    

Can someone tell me why in the hell he is reportedly being kept OUT OF GENERAL POPULATION? Should his "ass" get the same treatment as every other pedophile in prison? I was looking forward to him resembling a windsock when he croaked. If they keep him out of general pop, then it will essentially be 30 years in "Camp Cupcake". And how is that fair to the victims of that clown?

691 days ago
40.

pw_opinions    

30 years for raping kids. Guy got away easy.
At least the prison guys will treat him how he treated those kids.

691 days ago
41.

BB    

I hope he is violently killed in prison.

691 days ago
42.

Southern Charm    

Sick sick sick sick. He'll pay for it in hell!!

691 days ago
43.

paul a.    

Na na na na, Na na na na Hey Hey Goodbye!

691 days ago
44.

ganjie    

WTF 30 years? and allowed to appeal it? NON-VOILENT MARIJUANA DEALERS HAVE GOTTEN MORE JAIL TIME THAN THAT! THEY WONT EVEN PUT HIM IN WITH GENERAL POPULATION, HE'LL BE IN SOME COMFORTABLE HIGH PROFILE CELL OR HOME PRISON!

691 days ago
45.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Shoulda tossed his wife in with him. I get it that he will probably die behind bars, so why not just give the f'er life? That is less than 1 year per rape; he probably committed hundreds upon hundreds of rapes for all those years.

691 days ago
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