Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested again.
Sandusky was arrested and arraigned Wednesday on new sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers.
The charges were brought after new accusers were questioned by a grand jury following Sandusky’s arrest last month. One alleged victim claims he was assaulted after meeting Sandusky in 1997 and the other claims he was assaulted in 2004.
A judge set Sandusky’s bail at $250,000 cash. Sandusky must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and he is barred from Penn State property.
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, 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.
Like some of the other victims, the two new ones, dubbed Victims 9 and 10 by prosecutors, allegedly met Sandusky through The Second Mile charity, which he founded in 1977.
Not surprise about the new charges; just disgusted. According to the new grand jury presentment, an 18-year-old male identified as Victim 9 testified that Sandusky’s wife did not respond to his scream for help from the basement of their State College home.
Victim 9, now an 18-year-old male, met Sandusky through his childhood participation in The Second Mile charity program from 2004-08. He told the grand jury he met Sandusky while participating in a pool activity as part of a Second Mile camp. Sandusky founded the children’s charities in 1977; the attorney general says that’s how he met all of his alleged victims.
Victim 9 testified to a pattern of sexual assaults by Sandusky over a period of years. Many of the assaults occurred in the basement bedroom of Sandusky’s home, he said. The victim testified that Sandusky performed oral sex on him numerous times. Sandusky also tried to rape him on at least 16 occasions and at times did penetrate him, he testified.
Victim 9 also testified that Sandusky would take him to a hotel in the State College area where Sandusky had him perform oral sex during some of the visits.
“Sandusky frequently told him that he loved and cared for him,” the presentment reads. “He also told the victim to keep these things a secret,” the presentment reads.
Its hard to believe that Sandusky is innocent of these allegations. Too many victims and it’s the same pattern in each victim’s testimony.
I really don’t understand why he keeps getting bail. Sandusky needs to stay in jail until his trial.