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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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61.

Duck Duck Gray Duck    

Pacino to play Joe Paterno in upcoming movie. See who they think should play Jerry Sandusky! http://bit.ly/QfkGh2

713 days ago
62.

Lynda Jones-owings    

I know this is a very sick man and deserves to spend a 100 years in prison, but he want last a year. He will hang himself or have someone to kill him.

713 days ago
63.

Don Martin    

Finally a prosecution. the way the deals are made in those parts I'm surprised they didn't reduce the charges to "Following too Close".

713 days ago
64.

I Was About To Say    

Michael Jackson was proven innocent, and it was proven that the accusers lied and wouldn't even take the stand. LOVE YOU MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON. Sandusky accusers took stand and not proven to have lied. Too bad your all just upset you didn't get the verdict you hoped for with Michael, but, innocent no matter what you say. But hey, if you can PROVE otherwise please do, afterall, you'd be the most famous person alive if you could prove something that the judge, jury and fbi couldn't. Bring it on or stfu....HAHAHAHHA

713 days ago
65.

sadiedog    

bubba love you long time

713 days ago
66.

nayrod64    

Justice has finally been served.

713 days ago
67.

I Was About To Say    

He will probably only last 10 if that. But its not right that they give him a cell away from the other prisoners, I notice that's the case today, if you are "somebody" they give you a cell away from the others.

713 days ago
68.

I Was About To Say    

Justice may have been served but it doesn't help the victims nightmares they live with day in and day out. Shame on the people that saw and didn't speak up.

713 days ago
69.

joe    

Handcuff his wrists to his ankles, cut the seat out of his jumpsuit, throw him into general pop. I hope they pack his ass so much sperm squirts out his nose.

713 days ago
70.

black or white    

look at this un-assuming, mild mannered looking savage. totally un-assuming, period! who would guess, or believe the HE could be capable of such??

713 days ago
71.

IceGypsy    

Hope they toss him into the general population and let Karma deal with him.

713 days ago
72.

Jay     

The sentence was designed to make any appeal more difficult. 30 + 66 = 96.

Possible but I doubt he will make it unless he gets solitary

713 days ago
73.

Cantstandhaters    

LOL.... seems like Jerry about to get a dose of his own vices.... See how he likes being taken advantage of and abused.....

I just find it hard to believe that all those witnesses and even his own adopted son would get up and lie on him....I have a co-worker telling me he did not do it and that those young men lied... makes me wonder about what secrets he may have....

713 days ago
74.

lissabirdie    

a bullet proof vest will do no good if someone aims for his head

713 days ago
75.

ADGwinn    

good

713 days ago
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