Thursday, December 8, 2011
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, was rearrested and escorted out of his home in handcuffs by the Centre County District Attorney’s office on Wednesday to face two new criminal charges of child sex abuse following grand jury testimony from two additional young men, identified as ‘Victim 9’ and ‘Victim 10’, who were allegedly raped by Sandusky when they were children.
Sandusky was taken to a Pennsylvania county jail after being unable to post $250,000 bail in cash.
“Today’s criminal charges were recommended by a grand jury, based on evidence and testimony that was received following the initial arrest of Sandusky on November 5th. As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of ‘grooming’ victims. Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults.”
In graphic testimony to the grand jury, Victim 9 described a pattern of sexual assaults by Sandusky over a period of years. The assaults took place in the basement bedroom of Sandusky’s residence. He testified that Sandusky forced him to perform oral sex on numerous occasions. Sandusky also attempted to engage in anal with Victim 9 on at least sixteen occasions and at times did penetrate him. Victim 9 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.
Sandusky, 67, is scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday, December 13, for his preliminary hearing. The former Penn State assistant football coach is now facing sex abuse charges involving ten boys.
At least six of the alleged victims whose stories were part of the Grand Jury report, plan to testify at that hearing.
Editor Update: Jerry Sandusky posted bail Thursday after spending a night in jail following a new round of sex-abuse charges filed against him. Sandusky secured his release using $200,000 in real estate holdings and a $50,000 certified check provided by his wife, Dorothy, according to online court records. Sandusky remained at the facility as of late morning and the warden said he was quiet and cooperative during his overnight stay.