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Jerry Sandusky’s Son Arrested on Child Sex Assault Charges

Son of disgraced Penn State football coach was dating alleged victim’s mother, police say

The son of disgraced former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two minors. He was arraigned Monday and bail was set at $200,000, according to the Associated Press.

Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, is the adopted son of Jerry, who is a convicted serial child molester currently serving 30 to 60 years in prison. His scandal rocked the college football landscape and devastated Penn State fans.

Pennsylvania State Police detained Jeffrey on six felony counts, according to USA Today Sports, which obtained the report: statutory sexual assault; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; photographing, videographing, depicting on computer or filming sexual acts; and unlawful contact with a minor; sexual abuse of children; corruption of minors.

Jeffrey was dating the alleged victim’s mother and had lived in the residence for about five years, State Police told local CBS affiliate WTAJ. The station reported that Jeffrey has been under investigation by police since November 2016 after an alleged victim said they received naked text photographs through text message.

The younger Sandusky was charged with 14 counts, including criminal solicitation and corruption of minors. He’s currently in the Centre County Correctional Facility and the district attorney’s office is preparing a statement, according to the AP.

The elder Sandusky was an assistant football coach at Penn State under Joe Paterno from 1969 until 1999. In 2011, he was arrested and charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse on young boys over a 15-year period from 1994-2009. He was found guilty on 45 of the charges and Paterno was fired as a result when it became clear that Sandusky used his access to Penn State facilities and the football program to lure victims.

Paterno, who was an icon in the sport before the scandal, died of lung cancer in January 2012 at age 85.