Sandusky Faces More Charges

Former Penn State assistant was arrested again Wednesday for alleged abuse of two more minors. Bail was set at $250,000 this time.


Pennsylvania State police arrested former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky at his house in Lemont, Pa., Wednesday.

He was charged with multiple counts of sexually abusing two different minors.

Sandusky had previously been arrested on 40 charges of abuse against eight different boys. He was free on $100,000 unsecured bail at the time of the most recent arrest, and awaiting a preliminary hearing next Tuesday.

Following the initial arrest, two more people came forward to the state grand jury investigating the case. They both claimed to have been sexually abused by Sandusky when they were minors. The latest charges stem from those claims.

Following Wednesday's arrest, Sandusky was arraigned by District Judge Robert Scott, who was brought in from Westmoreland County to handle the case. Straight bail was set at $250,000 and Sandusky was jailed in Centre County Correctional Facility pending the posting of the bail. Once released, he will be required to wear a monitoring anklet.

A preliminary hearing has been set for next Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in Bellefonte, Pa., with Scott scheduled to preside. The preliminary hearing for the previous charges is slated for the same time.

Prosecutors say Sandusky met the latest alleged victims through he charitable foundation, The Second Mile.

"As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of `grooming' victims," Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement to the Associated Press. "Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults."


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