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. CJ

    Jerry Sandusky is very sick. His two interviews make it more clear that he has an attraction to young boys.
    Their are many sick people and it is the job of us who are not sick to spot unusual behavior and investigate all claims of this behavior promptly to prevent it from happening to someone else.

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

    I hate that photo of him. It gives me the creeps.

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

      so maybe if they put a photo of him up kissing some baby, u would think he wuz a nice guy? Get a grip on urself ya perv!!!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JJ

    Say byebye, you sicko freak. Somebody should just hand him a Smith and a Wesson and save us all the expense and circus trial.

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

      Keep in mind, he has not been convicted.

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

      I should add that lets hope justice will prevail for whoever is the victim. I am leaning more to believing the accusers at this time but would rather hold off until the courts go through the trial.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • kornwholling

      @lifecomesfirst below...u r one of those kinds of freaks that likes to smell a turd stuck up under ur noze to know if somebody just took a shyttt, eh???

      December 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. matthew

    reported this depraved comment.

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

    This just keeps getting worse and worse. I don't care what anybody says about being innocent until proven guilty. This guy is guilty. Read the Grand Jury report. It's disgusting and it's very clear that each of the victims (who did not know each other or know each other's story) explained the same details on what Sandusky would do to them. How could all of them get their stories straight if everything is made up. Someone needs to speak up against abusers like this and I'm sure there are many more which will come out soon.

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

      Where can I find a copy of the Grand Jury report?

      December 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • BMcGee

      Life – some of the previous CNN articles have links to it. Or you can google it. You will not forget it once you read it.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hot Carl

    Hey Jerry, how about a Pittsburgh Platter later?

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

      give hm some steamped arsters with lime...he looks like a limey to me!!!

      December 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. marie

    you are a sicko

    December 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. runner15

    Jingle bells in my cell,
    No more boys my way,
    Now the men in pins and stripes
    Will jerk my chains all day

    December 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • david

      the romans had the right idea

      December 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Will

    When I saw his picture blown up on the front page I was hoping it was because he passed away from "unknown causes".

    December 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Eric Cantorr

    Jerry, it is Eric, give me a call John and I would love to dine.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. izandro

    Research has shown that many victims never come forward because of the typical reaction of the public (i.e. the morons at Penn St rioting because a child rapist protector was fired). We know that Sandusky and his child raping attorney don't think they did anything wrong. They feel they are loving the child. Why on earth is someone like this allowed out of jail? We have 10 victims now and years, if not decades of denial. Keep him in jail until the trial...for the children's safety and for his own safety.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shawn S

      It's simple folks he is allowed out because you are innocent until proven guilty. He will face a jury of his peers and if found guilty answer for his crimes here and in the afterlife.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • BMcGee

      A lot of people are held in jail until trial. No bail. If the defendant is considered a flight risk or A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tamm

    No bail this time!

    December 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Debra

    Did he get the same bail today, as he did the first time? The judge should use this oppertunity to keep him untill next Wed. or at least slap an ankle braslet on him.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jerry

    Such a kind face.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joel

    This guys picture makes me want to throw up. Along with these jokers:

    Frank McCourt

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