Jerry Sandusky – Jerry Sandusky was arrested again on new charges as victims come forward. He is currently sitting in jail with bail set at $250,000. Last month, he was charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of young boys over a 15-year period.
Well, that was just the beginning. Yesterday, December 7, 2011, he was arrested for a second time on additional counts of sexual abuse.
These latest charges stem from allegations from two accusers, identified only as Victim 9 and Victim 10. The 67-year-old allegedly targeted them when they were 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,” Kelly added.
On November 5, he was charged by state prosecutors with 40 counts related to alleged molestation of eight boys from 1994 to 2009. He allegedly used, The Second Mile, a nonprofit organization for underprivileged youth to find his victims.
Victim 9, now 18, met the former coach when he was about 11 or 12 years old in 2004 while participating in The Second Mile, Kelly said. He allegedly approached the boy and expressed an interest in spending more time with him.
“Beginning with outings to football games and gifts, they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults,” Kelly said.
Sandusky was charged with four new counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two of unlawful contact with a minor, all first-degree felonies punishable by as long as 20 years in prison, Kelly said in a statement.
The charity’s youth programs served as many as 100,000 children annually. However, soon after Sandusky’s arrest the organization ceased to exist. Some activities may have been transferred to other organizations.
Apparently, he was unable to post a $250,000 cash bail. Therefore, he was transported to the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, for processing. If Jerry is able to post bail, he will be subject to electronic monitoring and house arrest.