The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky – the former Penn State University football coach convicted of child sex abuse – has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child.
WTAJ reported that Jeffrey S. Sandusky, 41, was arraigned Monday in Bellefonte. Authorities launched an investigation in November after two teenage girls — ages 16 and 15 — said Sandusky solicited them for oral sex and nude photographs to be sent to his cell phone, according to a news release by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Sandusky had been dating the child’s mother and lived in her home for about five years. The explicit messages were discovered by the girl’s father, who notified police, the local CBS affiliate reported.
Some of the alleged abuse dates back to 2013, according to state police.
Sandusky was asked to leave the home after the allegations of abuse surfaced,reports.
Judge Kelly Gillette-Walker set bail on Monday at $200,000 for Sandusky, who has been barred from contact with minors. He was charged with a total of 14 counts, including unlawful contact with minors, solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and solicitation of statutory sexual assault. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 22, according to state police.
Sandusky is currently being held at the Centre County Correctional Facility and his attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment, the Associated Press reports.
In August, Jerry Sandusky took the stand to deny the child molestation charges he was convicted of in 2012 and claimed it wasn’t his idea to waive his right to testify during the sensational trial. He’s currently serving 30 to 60 years in prison and is appealing his conviction on 45 counts of sexual abuse.