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Sandusky Arrested On New Sex Charges

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Two new accusers against Jerry Sandusky say the former Penn State coach used his basement as a venue for sexually assaulting them as young children.

New Court Documents: Complaint | Grand Jury Presentment

Fox 29 has learned Sandusky could not make $250,000 cash bail on the new charges and was sent to the Centre County prison in Bellefonte, Pa., on Wednesday afternoon, according to court documents.

The victims' claims are almost a decade apart but very similar in describing how Sandusky met the boys through his charity, and sexually assaulted them during sleepovers in his State College basement.

The accounts were included in a new grand jury presentment released in Harrisburg, Pa. on Wednesday.

Moments earlier, Sandusky was taken away in handcuffs from his State College, Pa. home, wearing a Penn State track suit.

Like earlier accusers, both alleged victims say they met Sandusky through The Second Mile charity for at-risk children that the ex-coach founded in 1977.

One of the new victims spoke with Pennsylvania state police after the news broke about Sandusky on November 3rd. The other used a tipline contact phone number on a state Web site.

Victim 9 claims he was first assaulted in 2004, and the other, Victim 10, told the grand jury he was assaulted after being referred to Second Mile in 1997.

The ninth accuser, currently 18, was 11 or 12 when he first met Sandusky in 2004. Sandusky took him to Penn State football games and gave him gifts and money, and later sexually assaulted him during overnight stays in a basement bedroom in Sandusky's home, the grand jury said.

The accuser said that Sandusky forced the boy to perform oral sex and attempted on at least 16 occasions to anally penetrate him, sometimes successfully.

"The victim testified that on at least one occasion he screamed for help, knowing that Sandusky's wife was upstairs, but no one ever came to help him," the grand jury report said.

The 10th accuser told the grand jury he was referred to The Second Mile in 1997, when he was 10 and experiencing problems at home. He also attended Penn State games, spent time at Sandusky's house, and was subjected to "wrestling sessions" in the basement of the home that led to Sandusky performing oral sex on the boy, authorities said. The accuser also detailed incidents at a pool on the Penn State campus, and a time when Sandusky allegedly exposed himself in a car and requested oral sex from the boy.

 

Agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police filed the new criminal charges against Sandusky on Wednesday in Harrisburg, Pa.

“Today’s criminal charges were recommended by a statewide investigating grand jury, based on evidence and testimony that was received following the initial arrest of Sandusky on November 5th,” Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement. “At that time, Sandusky was charged with sexually assaulting eight victims, all of whom first encountered Sandusky as children through The Second Mile, a organization that he founded to operate programs for disadvantaged young people.”

Sandusky is charged with four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, all first-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $25,000 fines.

Additionally, he is charged with one count of indecent assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of children, all third-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 fines.

Sandusky is also charged with one count of indecent assault and two counts of corruption of minors, all first-degree misdemeanors each punishable by up to five years in prison and $10,000 fines.
 

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