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. HF

    The grave felony misconduct of the US Government in pursuing this and the stupidity of Americans in believing in their conduct and statements is infinite and knows no bounds.

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

      the stupidity of your "statement" knows no bounds.......

      December 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ilovefarts

    What a big jerk.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kornwholling

    this guy is a disgusting prevert that needs a castration need to wait on lawyers and trials that take 50 years to work out...cut off his privatz right now

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

      Agreed. The World would be much better off if justice could be done like that...

      December 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobby smith

    does a fat baby poot?

    December 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cleveland Steamer

    Wow, how can you all accuse him of these crimes with a face like that? Very kind face and not creepy at all.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BoutTime

      Seriously...he looks possessed.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nan

    You really wonder how he could get away with this in this more "enlightened" age of ours. The enablers around him are just as accountable!

    December 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • kornwholling

      enlightened age??? Ur living in the midst of the most unconcerned and disconnected with what is going on around them miserable lemmings that ever existed. 99% of them at any given time are not paying atttention to their surroundings due to their having a cellphone strung into their brains. If a roadside bomb went off right beside them, they would never know it!!!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • fretboard

      Yep, ya' got that right. Hang em' by the wewhitos or is it pepitos?!!!!~~

      December 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • kornwholling

      Hey Nan, the lemmings I speak of are the ones not paying attention to anything, due to cellphone, texting nonsense while driving and general unconcern for their fellow people around them while involved in these activities. This is a ME world. Kids are treated by perverts like so many cattle that they can have perversiions of the skin with, etc. A BAD world we live in in and getting worse, daily!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. faboge

    Please jail this tea baging pedophile!

    December 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Digusted

    Are you also pedophile or just stupid? There are not enough punishments in the world for this kind of a monster. The children were innocent, Sandusky is another type of EVIL.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Perhaps Sandusky and just stupid ... believing in the justice system, in the presumption of innocence and that he has the right to cross-eaxamine his accuser. HOW STUPID CAN HE BE TO BELIEVE THAT THE MEDIA OR A JURY WOULD ACCORD FAIRNESS TO HIM! INNOCENTS ARE ROUTINELY CONVICTED, JAILED AND EXECUTED IN THE USA AND IN CANADA (except for the executions). At least miscarriages of justice can be somewhat (albeit inadequately) addressed in my country.

      All in all, Sandusky knows what he did and what he did not do, he knows himself to be innocent and so he speaks! SANDUSKY NAIVELY STUPIDLY BELIEVES IN AMERICAN JUSTICE!!! HE IS TRULY AN AMERICAN IDIOT!
      Innocent perhaps BUT NEVETHELESS AND IDIOT !!!!

      Even if the justice system ultimately declares him innocent (as it should have done with Conrad Black _Sun Times), it will destroy his life ... as it also destroyed the life of MICHAEL JACKSON!


      December 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Turboshot

    Please tell me they will not find another soft judge to bail him out this time? Keep him in jail where he belongs. If for no other reason, so we don't have to endure any more creepy interviews with him.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. john

    This guy needs to be shipped to Gratorford immediately where loving residents like smiling Sam, pretty boy Frankie, and sweet lips Louie can can give him the attention he needs.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BoutTime

    Disgusting perv...finally where he belongs.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. crookedsystem

    nasty pervert

    December 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff

    You really are a sad, sick little piece of business. It takes a really small mind to make a cheap partisan shot out of a tragedy. I hope you don't have children.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ick

    Can somebody please stop putting this disgusting man's picture up? Every time I see it on the front page of CNN's website, I want to puke. And for the idiot who suggested these boys might be doing it get money? Please. They deserve every bit of money that a$$ has – and every future penny he makes in prison.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sandee

    There is a special place in Hell for people who do these things to children!

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

      there isd no hell!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • kornwholling

      trouble is, nobody really knows fer sure if there is either a heaven or hell. NOONE has come back to give us a book report on either of them!

      December 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
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