Jerry Sandusky’s son charged with sexually abusing minors

Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of convicted sex abuser and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor child sexual offense charges, according to court documents from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Sandusky, 41, faces 14 charges. His defense lawyer, Lance Marshall said the charges were statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and two counts each of photographing or depicting sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors, Fox 29 reported.

The charges involve incidents with two girls, one in 2013 and one in 2016.State police accused him of sending inappropriate texts to a victim and asking for naked photos, according to WTAJ. It reported the investigation began in November 2016.

The alleged crimes were uncovered late last year when a girl told her father that Sandusky had texted her repeatedly, asking her to send him naked photos.
The father contacted the police, and in the course of the investigation, police discovered another girl, known as victim No. 2, who said Sandusky had asked her to engage in oral sex with him years before.
Both victims say Sandusky tried to use different excuses to try to get them to participate, saying at one point that he “had studied medicine” and another time that he believed that Victim No. 1 had shared a nude photo with her boyfriend, and he wanted to see it.

The online court docket showed that Jeffrey Sandusky was arraigned Monday and bail was set at $200,000. He’s currently in the Centre County Correctional Facility.

 

The state Corrections Department said that because of the charges, Jeffrey Sandusky was suspended without pay Monday from employment as a corrections officer at Rockview State Prison, near State College. His mother, Dottie Sandusky, was emotional at the hearing and said her son was innocent. She has also been a staunch defender of her husband.
Jeffrey’s father, Jerry Sandusky was at the center of a child sexual abuse scandal that rocked Penn State University in 2011, and is currently in prison.
A grand jury report accused Jerry Sandusky, a retired Penn State defensive coordinator, of sexually abusing eight boys over at least 15 years. A report conducted by former FBI Director Louis Freeh accused Penn State leaders of showing “total and consistent disregard” for the victims of child sex abuse and covering up Sandusky’s abuse.
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