December 7th, 2011
01:42 PM ET

Sandusky arrested on new child rape charges

[Updated at 2:34 p.m. ET] Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested Wednesday on additional child rape charges, which raise the number of alleged victims from eight to 10 people, the Pennsylvania attorney general's office said.

The new charges include four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, involving two new alleged victims who were boys at the time of the alleged encounters.

Sandusky, who maintains his innocence, faces a preliminary hearing on December 13 at 8:30 a.m.

"Today's criminal charges were recommended by a statewide investigating grand jury, based on evidence and testimony that was received following the initial arrest of Sandusky on November 5," Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said.

The new alleged victims - identified as Victim 9 and Victim 10 - encountered Sandusky at The Second Mile charity, a nonprofit organization he founded for underprivileged children.

Victim 9 was between 11 and 12 years old when he met the former coach around 2004, who allegedly gave him gifts and money and took the boy to university football games, according to the statement.

Sandusky allegedly met Victim 10 in 1997 after a counselor recommended the boy attend the charity "because of difficulties in his home life."

A grand jury report made public last month detailed 40 charges against the former coach in a child sex abuse scandal that, at the time, involved eight alleged victims, spanning 15 years.

A look at the grand jury report

The eight alleged victims identified in that report, like the two new accusers, first encountered Sandusky through the Second Mile, the attorney general's office said.

"As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of 'grooming' victims," Kelly said. "Beginning with outings to football games and gifts, they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults."

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  1. Greg

    It makes you wonder how many of these alleged victims are actually victims and aren't just people trying to cash in on this scandal.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      Time will tell but it looks bad for the "alleged" abuser.

      December 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • abtime

      would you do that?

      December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • peakarach

      Would you like to be naked in a shower alone with Jerry?

      December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • CLEpost

      Some of these victims believed they were the only one. Now that they know there are not alone they have the strength to come forward.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOBBY

      none...they would be a lot more and hard to prove if you were not around him. hope he likes adult male @$$whole

      December 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Periwinkle

      How are they "cashing in?" Better question, would you leave your young son alone with him?

      December 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • jecd

      His behavior was so well known among some boys that they referred to it as being "sanduskied" – as in "were you ever sanduskied?" That's how prevalent it was. I imagine even more victims coming forward. Look at how many the pedophile priests attacked. Thousands.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gen

      Figures someone would make such a stupid comment....what exactly are they cashing in on????? I wonder if you would say the same thing if your daughter, sister, mother or wife was a "victim" of such a creepy guy?????

      December 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Des

      I agree. What sucks about this is there really is no way to prove if he's guilty or not. Anyone who's ever met the guy could go and say they were abused too, and if they convict him, then they get to cash in on it.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Another American who is FED up!!

      Oh Greg!! >> no you didnt just say that??? these kids are not adults coming forward for many reasons that we dont understand, but sounds like they have proof and thats good enough for me. We have to listen to our kids...and watch who comes into their lives. Thats a parents duty.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      For charges to be filed and recommended by the state, they have to prove that there is at least some basic evidence behind the allegations..otherwise everyone would cash in however that want in any case like this. Not to say they aren't lying, but to have two new official charges means there is at least some proof that it may have happened.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • ComSenseWiz

      The statute of limitations in these types of cases needs to be changed so that they do not even start to run until the victims reach age 18. That way many more of these disgusting pedophiles would not get off the hook. Additionally, this would make the statute of limitations run longer relative to the age at time of abuse.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      Actually, no, it doesn't make me wonder, because what you are saying is downright ridiculous. Sure, there will always be someone that falsely accuses another, but to think these people are going to somehow cash in? That's just makes me think you're a troll, trying to provoke reactions from folks... and if you do actually feel this way, I wonder what kind of activities you are up to that you'd actually try and defend that man.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      uh yeah there IS proof–it's called eyewitness accounts. And you really think all of these victims got together and came up with the same stories of grooming patterns? He can't even DENY an attraction to boys, because he thinks it's NORMAL. ALlso, if he was such a hero to all these young men, why would they then come after him years later just to "cash in" and send a man to jail who supposedly changed their lives? Just use some dang common sense, you sicko.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJ

      I was abused as a child until I was 14 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless you have been in this situation, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING PEOPLE MAKE UP TO GET MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I hope he gets throw under the jail as being put in the "general" public is too good for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      December 8, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mark L.

    This ANIMAL – Jerry Sandusky – needs to be CASTRATED !!!! I only hope this pedophile will get what's coming to him, especially behind bars !!!! The prison inmates LOVE TO KICK SOME PEDOPHILE'S BUTT !!!!

    December 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • j smith

      lol, i dont think there will be any kicking involved...

      December 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • What A Maroon!

      I am sure that "Bubba" will be looking to make Jerry his B***h in prison. He will have to be segregated from the general population. I think that charges need to be considered for his wife given that she made several phone calls to victims when the first indictment came out. I do not think she can be that innocent.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • HenkV

      I do agree with this a full 100%. And hopefully some TV station will make a reality show out of this with his new-found prison buddies. That then should be a warning to all sicko pedos out there. I am a father of five boys. If anything like this would have happened to any of my kids I know for sure that a jury of my peers (fathers) would never convict me of murder one. Of course, the way our justice system here some times 'works' they probably would put 12 pedos on the jury.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • agathokles

      Ummm.... I don't think "kick" is what they do to their butts....

      December 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Due Process

      Ummm...what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

      December 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LM

    It makes you wonder how many more are actually silent because they don't want to go through the humiliation of coming forward..

    December 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • abtime

      Especially if they have never revealed it to anyone and have gone on to try and build "normal" lives. Some may never come forward.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Simon Says

      There were already vulnerable boys that had very few people they could trust to turn to. Perhaps the system failed them once and they are reluctant to come forward now, to avoid the stigma with the belief that the system will fail them again.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JW

    I bet there are soooo many more out there. This is disgusting.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Robert

    To the judge: Please, no bail this time. Do not embarrass the court again.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      I bail this time. Makes society look foolish.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sara

    Oh god this guy is just creepy!

    December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • aNN

      crazy creepy

      December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • SF

      A sick coward monster is a lot more than just creepy.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Goodstuff

    It's amazing how no one talks about the whole "selling children" to rich donors for pants-off-dance-off parties any more. Looks like Sandusky is the fall guy. Damage limitation.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reed

      I read about that as well. I do wonder if that were true or not?
      O and i agree with all of you Sandusky is a creepy looking dude.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeG

      Are you out of your cotton picking mind? Fall guy! He committed the acts over, and over again. Yes, others might be guilty, but do not make excuses for this pile of turd. I will personally cut off his gonads, and feed them to him......before shooting him in the head. I don'e even want a single $ of tax payers money to be wasted trying this waste of a human life.


      December 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Duane

    Jeeze place him in a hole already

    December 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kenneth

    Sandusky, please, please, please blow your brains out.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      ...after you blow your wife's out....

      December 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • FeloniousMax

      By all means, I hope he does this, but only after his conviction. Those that have come forward deserve their day in court and to see that the legal system will vindicate them.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      Death would be an escape for him. The best punishment is to keep him locked up for the rest of his miserable existence so he can't ever see or touch another child, that would really torture someone like him.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tony

    Just the tip of the iceberg. I bet you there are alot more out there who just didn't say anything because they didn't think anyone would believe them. Sick monster.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Uniblob

    I would like to see them deny bail this time.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cedric

    Hang him high. There is no room for anyone in the USA that commit such crimes againts children or anyone. convict him sentence him to life without parole in solitary confinement under ground.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uniblob

      No, put him in the general prison population. He will live for about a week and he may get a small taste of the fear and shame he put those boys through.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sampsonite

      Hang him high, or convict him and lock him up underground in solitary for life? You contradict yourself, sir.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JIM

    Keep this man in jail..If his trial says different then let him go. He needs to be treated as anyone else would be.He is a bad person bad really bad It makes me sick to just think of what he did.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Respect

    This is a witch hunt, he is innocent. Go Jerry!

    - Michael Jackson fans everywhere

    December 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      FU...MJ is not a pediophile. He was never criminally accussed. He does not even fit the profile of pediophile. Too many assumptions instead of concrete evidence. Sandusky is pediophile 10 victims and counting. Now if MJ was truly a pediophile there would have been more victims..think about it if you have the ability. I am sure MJs kids will come out some day and say he was never that way. Ignorance!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Were Jerry & MJ friends.....they both liked little boys. Maybe Dr Conrad Murray should be Sandusky's physician. Respect, you are fishing for comments here unless you are a perv also.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Shannon

    It's good to know people still have a sense of humor when it comes to child molestation. I'm sure those boys would really appreciate your jokes.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lilly

      I am surprised as to how many people think that a grown man raping a child is funny. I'm sure if it happend to your chld laughing would be the last thing on your mind.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      But it didn't happen to us ... that's why it's funny.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobzaguy

      Exactly. Or imagine it happening to themselves when they were 12 or 13...and how helpless they felt at the time without having to fend off a grown man!

      December 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • MZ

      @ Shannon,

      Thank you. I was thinking the same thing.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Thank you, Shannon; I'm sure they would, too.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      No kidding. Its not a joke people to be a victim. Its slap in face when make light of a very serious situation. It was not easy for any of these victims to come forward. They did it because the more charges Sandusky gets the longer the monster will be put away and prevent him from making another child his victim.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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