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. Fernando

    I understand your rage but there are so many reasonable, alternative things you could do to make things safer for our kids and you're probably not doing any of them. I hope and suspect you're just venting and that you would not act out on these sick ideations.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    KEEP him in jail this time. No bail.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. IHopper

    who would have guessed there were more vicitms? what a surprise... NOT!!!!!!!

    December 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kilgore Trout

    The devil's main program is to attack children. The Second Mile charity was doing way too much good. Real evil can't attack the children themselves outright, it has to be done by a weak human proxy. This is by no means an isolated incident.
    It is happening all over the world where children are vulnerable. The main victory here for the devil is the canceling of the program and the devastation of the children's lives.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Obviously, the devil is doing very well by recruiting in churches.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Muldoon in Ohio

    I hope this time they set bail high enough to get this creep off the street.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Karla

    Just give him an early pass to the after life. He shouldn't breath witht he rest of us anymore.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kitty

    hope he doesnt get out on bail this time...he needs to be locked up. good lord was his wife an idiot as well?!

    December 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Obama Powah "bro fist*

    Penn State needs to be disbanded and removed from the pages of HISTORY for the vile filth it kept secret.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. guardianangel

    What galls me is that these kids were neglected over and over and over again. By Penn State officials, by campus police, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Penn State and ONLY Penn State, is exempt from mandatory reporting laws), by the local law enforcement authorities, and the like. For YEARS these kids were neglected and abandoned, thrown under the bus. For heaven's sake, let's get some backbone here! Demand MANDATORY REPORTING LAWS for everyone! Demand a review of STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS. If it was OK to expand statutes for Catholic clergy, it should be just as OK to do so for everyone else (who, by the way, are in the thousands and right under our noses). Catholics have THE PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN program. Check it out, and demand that your local school, government and law enforcement officials do likewise. Thank you.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RDN0819

    Being of large stature doesn't mean he was large down there.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. david

    Im ashamed hes white

    December 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wo0F

      I'm ashamed he's human

      December 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Su Lynn

    Finally!!! Of course, I don't really believe he'll stay in jail. No bail would have been nice, but I guess depriving him of the right to be around kids would be cruel & unusual punishment. We wouldn't want to violate his rights!!!!!!

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

    It is now time to get those folks at Penn State who knew about this and didn't report it or otherwise covered it up. They should be held accountable/punished for allowing this to continue for so long !

    December 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-rock

      I just read the Grand Jury Report and it makes me sick that this guy was let out on bail.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cck99352

    Jump on that money train! I have no doubt Sandusky is guilty, but I also think people are going to see an opportunity to profit from this.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. feline779

    Guaranteed there's at LEAST 100 victims. They may not all come forward, but he's been a serial pedophile/child rapist all his life – at LEAST he's been doing this since the 60s/70s.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
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