Sandusky's son arrested, charged with child sexual abuse
Mike Coppinger , USA TODAY
Published 2:50 p.m. ET Feb. 13, 2017 |
8:18 p.m. ET Feb. 13, 2017
Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of former Penn State
assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was arrested
Monday and charged with sexually assaulting two minors,
according to the complaint obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
Pennsylvania State Police detained Sandusky on 14
felony counts involving two girls,
including solicitation of statutory sexual assault,
solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse,
six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and two
counts each of solicitation to photograph or depict
sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of
The 41-year-old Sandusky is being held on $200,000
bail and is prohibited from any contact with minors.
Sandusky's father, Jerry, was convicted of sexually
abusing 10 boys and was sentenced to at least 30 years
in prison at the age of 68 -- essentially a life
According to police, Jeffrey Sandusky attempted to
obtain explicit material from a minor under the age of
18 -- referred to as victim No. 1 -- via text messages
in March 2016. The minor's mother was dating Sandusky at
the time and had been for six years. Sandusky lived with
the woman and her children for five of those years.
Victim No. 1's father contacted police on Nov. 21,
2016, and said Sandusky sent texts requesting the
material on March 1 and 2 of that year. The father then
provided proof of those messages to police, per the
complaint. In one message, Sandusky allegedly said it
wasn't weird to receive the material because he is
Sandusky is then accused of demanding the victim
erase all the incriminating texts and that nothing be
mentioned to anyone. Sandusky requested a meeting to
talk things over, but the victim responded "we don't
need to talk and we aren't going to" before adding these
were the actions of a "rapist."
Sandusky also is accused of engaging in sexual
intercourse with a minor under the age of 16, referred
to as victim No. 2 in the complaint. That alleged
offense took place in 2013, when Sandusky was 37.
According to NBC News, Sandusky has been suspended
from his job at Rockview State Correctional facility.
NBC News: Jeffrey
Sandusky has been suspended from his job
at Rockview State Correctional facility
pending the outcome of his case.
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