Former Penn State Coach Sandusky Rearrested On New Sex Abuse Charges

By Tony Romeo, Todd Quinones and Ben Simmoneau

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS)—  Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and arraigned today on new sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers, the state attorney general’s office said.

The Centre County judge ordered Sandusky jailed unless he can pay $250,000 bail.

In a press release issued this afternoon, the attorney general’s office said the new charges involving two young men, now identified as “Victim 9” and “Victim 10,” were recommended by a statewide investigating grand jury based on evidence and testimony received after the initial arrest of Sandusky on November 5th (see related story).

“As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of ‘grooming’ victims,” Pennsylvania attorney general Linda Kelly said in the statement. “Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults.”

READ: New Grand Jury Report (Warning: Graphic Content- pdf)
READ: Original Grand Jury Report (Warning: Graphic Content- pdf)
SEE: Full Coverage Of Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

The grand jury says Victim 9 first encountered Sandusky around 2004 at a summer camp organized by The Second Mile charity, when the victim was 11 or 12 years old.

Victim 10 was allegedly referred to The Second Mile in 1997, when he was 10 years old.

“Mr. Sandusky deserves to be behind bars,” said Philadelphia-based attorney Tom Kline. He confirmed for CBS 3’s Eyewitness News Wednesday afternoon that he is now representing one of Sandusky’s alleged victims. “The feeling is one of outrage by many of them.”

Kline says given what he has learned about this case and other sexual abuse cases he has handled, he is not surprised that these two new victims are just coming forward now, after seeing media coverage of Sandusky’s original arrest last month.

The case, he says, is extraordinarily difficult for his client, who just wants a normal life.

“There is a real impact and a real psychological drain and burden that is created on any individual who has been put through this kind of, literally, torture,” he said.

A spokesman for the attorney general says a preliminary hearing on previous charges filed against Sandusky is still on for this coming Tuesday.

A call seeking comment from Sandusky’s lawyer, Joseph Amendola, was not immediately returned.

Sandusky was already charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse involving eight young boys over a 15-year span. He has denied being a pedophile and has vowed to fight the case.  In interviews with NBC and The New York Times (see related story), he has said he showered and horsed around with boys but never sexually abused them.

The new charges include four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, all of them first-degree felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

Sandusky also was charged with a count of indecent assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of children. Those are third-degree felonies punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 in fines.


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One Comment

  1. Gra pe A pe Rules says:

    Jail the chicken hawk’s wife, too. She knew what was happening and said nothing.

  2. Concerned Citizen says:

    A few days after news of the tragedy broke, the media reported, “The school considered cancelling the [Nebraska] game but decided it would be unfair to players and fans, board member Linda Strumpf told Reuters.”

    Unfortunately, the bigger point is being missed. Coaches and administrators need to be better deterred from covering for sports programs when the sexual innocence of children is at risk. Firings and jail time are not enough. Shutting down such sports programs adds a lot. No one wants to be responsible for such an outcome. Accordingly, the Penn State football program needs to be shut down for at least the same number of years that the allegations of sexual misconduct were covered up.

    Over the years, a number of collegiate basketball and football programs have been shut down for multiple years for various combinations of academic fraud, point shaving scandals, and recruiting violations. Those situations pale in comparison to what happened with the Penn State football program.

  3. Mother Nature says:

    Sorry noname….. the Judge said pay the entire $250,000 for bail, or don’t leave.

    1. noname says:

      Thanks for correcting me on that. it’s a relief to know that.

  4. Buba says:

    It’s Buba time. Place him in the general population til his trial and let his comE to trial with a new gait. If he’s been raped fewer than 20-0 times, it didn’t work.
    Siomple jail time isn’t good enough for this animal. he needs to be abused every day til he dies!

  5. bob says:

    They have only scratched the surface as far as the number of victims is concerned, before it is said and done the number will increase drasticly

    I have superviised sex crime investigations and can not believe this guy is on TV as much as he is. This will prove to be a benifit to the attorney general’s office. I wonder if his lawyer ever defended this type of case before this one.

  6. george says:

    i still can not believe this man was ever allowed out of jail the first time…. we will not hear the whole story for 10 to 15 years… this coverup is on the scale of Watergate….

    1. Dee says:

      Agree with you George, this man is a menace to society and was freed on bail the first time.. my understanding is that there was a connection with the judge that made that initial decision.. amazing how when judge was removed that a new hearing was demanded and the decision overturned the first time…. our judicial system at it’s finest.

  7. noname says:

    250,000 bail. remember he only has to post 10% …bail was set to low. i bet 25G’s is his walking around money. it should of been 25 million at least.
    This is a disgrace.

  8. I wonder if he went to the bookstore to have sex with other guys after all these store allow these sex act to make money

  9. Will says:

    Why aren’t the Feds involved in the Sandusky case? He travelled across state lines to have sex with many of the victims. Taking them to sporting events etc. This guy is the absolute worst kind of predator. He should never breathe free air again. Very interested to see if he is going to get bail. I also believe the charity is dirty and others may be involved in abusing those children.

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