Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of ex-Penn State defensive coordinator and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, has been arrested on charges related to child sexual abuse and child pornography, according to the Centre Daily Times and multiple reports.
Sandusky, 41, did not post $200,000 bail and was moved to the Centre County Correctional Facility. The CDT lists the charges — all felonies, except the two misdemeanor counts at the bottom.
— Criminal solicitation of statutory sexual assault by a person 11 years older
— Criminal solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a person less than 16 years old
— Two counts of criminal solicitation of photograph or film depicted on the computer of a sex act knowingly involving a child
— Six counts of communicating with a minor – sexual abuse
— Two counts of criminal solicitation of child pornography
— Two misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors.
The incidents allegedly took place in March 2013, according to the charging documents posted to Twitter by Joe Holden of CBS3.
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) February 13, 2017
According to WTAJ, state police began an investigation in November 2016 after a child claimed he received some explicit text messages from Sandusky, including some that asked for naked photographs. The child shared them with his father, who notified police, WTAJ reports. The criminal complaint alleges a second child was abused in 2013.
Jeffrey Sandusky is one of Jerry and Dottie Sandusky’s six adopted children. Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse crimes in 2011 and 2012. He was convicted of abusing 10 boys.
Jerry Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in a Pennsylvania state prison, but maintains his innocence and is seeking a new trial.
In August, Jerry Sandusky took the stand for the first time during his criminal proceedings and denied any wrongdoing.
“Absolutely not. … That idea was totally foreign to me,” Sandusky said, via PennLive.com’s Colin Deppen, when asked if he was guilty of sexually abusing children. “That [sexual contact with children] is disgusting and dirty, and something that I never would have thought of, and something that I never did with anybody.”
Jerry Sandusky blamed his attorneys for botching his original trial and said it wasn’t his idea to waive his right to testify during his 2012 trial.
Jerry Sandusky’s arrest and trial brought a spotlight over Penn State, its football program and child pedophilia in central Pennsylvania. Longtime coach Joe Paterno was fired in the wake of the scandal.
Jerry Sandusky coached at Penn State after playing there from 1969-1999, serving as the defensive coordinator beginning in 1977.