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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sandusky Arrested on New Charges

Sandusky Arrested on New Charges

HARRISBURG - Agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police today filed new criminal charges against Gerald A. "Jerry" Sandusky, age 67, of 130 Grandview Road, State College, as part of an ongoing grand jury investigation into alleged sexual assaults of children.

"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," Kelly said. "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."

Kelly said these latest criminal charges come following grand jury testimony from two additional young men, identified as Victim 9 and Victim 10, who were allegedly targeted by Sandusky when they were children.

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

According to the grand jury, Victim 9 first encountered Sandusky in approximately 2004, while participating in a summer camp organized by The Second Mile, when he was 11 or 12 years old. Sandusky allegedly approached the young man, engaged him in conversation and expressed an interest in spending more time with the child.

Kelly said Sandusky allegedly took the boy to numerous Penn State University football games and gave him gifts and money.

Later, the grand jury found that during overnight stays at Sandusky's home, behavior such as hugging, rubbing, cuddling and tickling - initially viewed as acts of affection - escalated to sexual assaults. Additional sex acts were allegedly performed in the swimming pool and Jacuzzi of a hotel in the State College area, at times when the pool area was not occupied.

According to the presentment, Sandusky told Victim 9 that he loved and cared for him and urged him to keep their activities secret.

In the case of Victim 10, the boy was referred to The Second Mile in 1997, when he was 10 years old, at the recommendation of a counselor because of difficulties in his home life. Sandusky allegedly approached the boy during a summer camp and later made arrangements to take the boy to several Penn State Football games where the boy played football at Holuba Hall on the Penn State campus before the game, attended "tailgate parties" prior to the game and spent time at the Sandusky home.

According to the grand jury, "wrestling" sessions in the basement of Sandusky's home eventually escalated to incidents where Sandusky performed oral sex on the boy. Victim 10 also detailed incidents which occurred at a swimming pool on the Penn State Campus, along with an encounter in a car when Sandusky allegedly exposed himself and requested oral sex from the boy.

As in other cases, Sandusky allegedly gave the boy gifts and frequently told the boy that he loved him.

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.

Sandusky was arrested today by agents from the Attorney General's Office and Pennsylvania State Police and preliminarily arraigned before Senior Magisterial District Judge Robert E. Scott, from Westmoreland County, who has been assigned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to handle this matter. A preliminary hearing is currently scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th, at 8:30 a.m., before Magisterial District Judge Robert E. Scott, at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.

Attorney General Kelly thanked the Pennsylvania State Police for their continued cooperation and assistance with this ongoing investigation.

Kelly and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Noonan emphasized that this remains an active and ongoing investigation and stress that any information or leads should be provided to the Attorney General's Office and Pennsylvania State Police. Potential victims or others with information related to this case are asked to contact investigators from the Office of Attorney General at 814-863-1053 or Pennsylvania State Police at 814-470-2238.

"As in any other criminal investigation, we will continue to follow the evidence and facts wherever they lead," Kelly said.


Anonymous said...

I would never hire anyone that went to Penn State.

Anonymous said...

My wife goes to Penn State. I would hire her

Anonymous said...

This is just one fish in a sea of pervs. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-franklin-cover-up/

Anonymous said...

1 or a 101 this guy should have been stopped a long time ago..shame on them!

Anonymous said...

It's all about the money!

Anonymous said...

615.... you have got to be kidding! If you're so shallow that you would hold an entire university,alumni group and student body responsible for the acts of one sick monster then you friend are part of the problem in the world today and not only would no one from the PSU family stoop to working for you, but I'm fairly certain that anyone with half a brain would quickly figure out that you and your business aren't worth working for period! Can someone please call the village and let them know their idiot has broken loose again!?

Coudy Joe said...

Penn State and "Holy Joe" had to know of this. What a sin these people commited. They all should be in prison. Let us all pray for the victims.

Anonymous said...

Just like the drugs at the Coudersport schools (yes both). Can't bring that out into the open. It might give the school a bad name. Better to have a few kids OD'ing in the streets then to give the school a bad name.

Anonymous said...

You are so right 9:10 but you forgot the "Fame" & the "Greed! They all got caught & their sins found them out!

Anonymous said...

All invovled need to be prosecuted ! this is just horrendous! I can't stand to even look at his pic, he needs to be hung by all the ones he molested! an eye for an eye!

Just Me said...

Who do you trust today? Priests, police officers, relatives, boy scout leaders, teachers, coaches, doctors, are in the news daily for sexually abusing children and in some cases adults. It's scarey, you have no choice in most cases to send your child out there. Even with all the things you teach them about good touch bad touch it seems the pedophile still doesn't get caught till the damage is done. It also makes me wonder how many of these perverted monsters still lurk in our schools, churches and organizations or groups that are for children.

Anonymous said...

But look at the actions of these kids after the firing of big Joe! That is what sticks in my mind as a PSU student! Then..we have these wierdo's that do not want to keep jobs in Pennsylvania..and hold demonstrations to fight natural gas drilling..with all the media televising it at..you guessed it..Penn State! Makes that college look like a joke..I wouldnt hire anyone from Penn State either. They definitly have their priorities messed up!

Anonymous said...

So if you have proof about the drugs in the school why are you not signing your name or going to the authorities with your proof?

Anonymous said...

Law enforcement knew too and it is their job to investigate, arrest, and prosecute predators not a football coaches'. If people were told it is under investigation then how and why would they pursue it.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it is necessary to have the lewd details of the actions in a news article. The story can be told without such details.

Anonymous said...

PENN STATE turn out the best LANDSCAPE managers money can buy....lets see 4 years x $20,000++++