Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on new sexual abuse charges following grand jury testimony by two additional accusers, both of whom testified they met Sandusky through the Second Mile charity he founded. Sandusky, who last month was charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse, was charged with four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, all first-degree felonies. He was also charged with three third-degree felonies and three first-degree misdemeanors.
The details of the new accusations, via the Times:
One of the accusers testified that he met Mr. Sandusky in 2004 when he was 11 or 12. He told the grand jury that Mr. Sandusky sexually assaulted him over a period of years, raping him and forcing him to perform oral sex.
The other accuser told the grand jury that he met Mr. Sandusky in 1997 when he was 10. The accuser testified, among other things, that Mr. Sandusky wrestled with him in the basement of the Sandusky home and performed oral sex on him.
Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, said he didn't know about the new charges until after Sandusky was arrested. Said Amendola: "I'm very disappointed that I didn't even get a courtesy call that new charges had been filed. I had to find out from the media." According to CBS News, Amendola said he hadn't read the latest grand jury report, but said he had no reason to doubt Sandusky's claims of innocence.
Sandusky's bail was set at $250,000 cash; the prosecutor had asked for it to be $1 million. Via ABC News, if bail is posted, Sandusky would not be allowed to step foot on Penn State property and would be monitored electronically.