HARRIS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s son has been arrested on over a dozen charges of child sexual abuse.
Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, is being held on $200,000 bail at Centre County Prison. He was arrested Monday by Pennsylvania State Police.
He is facing 14 charges, including child sexual abuse, statutory sexual assault, and child pornography.
Police say they began an investigation into Jeffrey Sandusky in November 2016 when a child claimed to have received text messages from him asking for naked photos.
Police say Jeffrey Sandusky was dating the child’s mother at the time and was living with them for about five years.
The child’s father notified police after the alleged explicit messages were shared with him.
According to the criminal complaint, a second child was also allegedly abused in 2013.
Jeffrey Sandusky was asked to leave the home over the alleged abuse.
The alleged victims are 15- and 16-year-old girls.
He faces a preliminary hearing on Feb. 22.
Jeffrey Sandusky is a corrections officer at a state prison near state college. He is one of Jerry Sandusky’s six adopted children.
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach, is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in Greene State Prison on a 45-count conviction for sexual abuse of 10 boys, and he is currently pursuing an appeal in county court near State College.
The university has settled with 33 people over allegations they were sexually abused by Sandusky, and has made total payments to them of $93 million.
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