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Jerry Sandusky Arrested Again; 12 New Charges
Former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was taken into custody again on Wednesday as two more accusers came forward in the sexual abuse case. Sandusky was arrested and charged with 12 additional counts of abuse. Sandusky was able to pay the $250,000 bail set for him by a court in Bellefonte. Sandusky was taken from his home by authorities in handcuffs. After making bail, Sandusky is required to wear an ankle bracelet for monitoring while he is under house arrest.
Sandusky is also required to avoid contact with any of his accusers and is not allowed to have unsupervised visits with any minors. This information was released by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Sandusky was removed from his home while wearing a Penn State tracksuit and was driven to Centre County Correctional Facility for processing because he was not able to post bail immediately.
The 12 new charges arose after two men gave a grand jury testimony claiming they were abused by Sandusky when they were children. This brings the total number of victims to ten.
“As in many other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of ‘grooming’ victims,” said Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly in a released statement, “Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults.”
The ninth victim of Sandusky met the man in 2004 when attending a summer camp run the Sandusky’s charity, the Second Mile. The victim was 11 or 12 years old at the time. The victim claims that Sandusky conversed with him and then said he wanted to spend more time with him. The victim was then brought to multiple Penn State football games and given money and gifts from Sandusky. The victim also spent nights at the home of Sandusky where things such as “behavior such as hugging, rubbing, cuddling, and tickling…escalated to sexual assaults” occurred according to Fox News.
Victim number nine also claims that the two spent time in a pool and a Jacuzzi in a hotel near State College. Sandusky also told the victim that he loved and cared for the boy and that the boy should never mention what they do to anyone.
The tenth victim, whose name was not released, first appeared at the Second Mile in 1997 as a ten year old. The victim was also taken to various Penn State football games. This victim also spent time in the Sandusky home, where ‘wrestling sessions’ would take place, leading to oral sex being performed on the child by Sandusky. The tenth victim also reported an incident at pool on campus and in a car. In the car, Sandusky exposed himself to the boy and requested oral sex.
There are now 25 charges against Sandusky with involuntary sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, involuntary sexual intercourse and endangering the welfare of a minor all added on Wednesday.