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. palintwit

    Speech therapy experts at Sarah Palin University are currently trying to find a way to "de-shriek" Sarah Palin's voice. It seems that most people would rather be locked in a room full of squeaky balloons than have to listen to her.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joan

      and your comment has what to do with this article????????? I think you are in the wrong article.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kevin

    Next major news about him – sucide.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      highly unlikely

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

    I live in the Central Pa area. There have been "if you've been a victim of Jerry Sandusky, call me" lawyer ads all over the TV. It is no secret that Penn State is named in a lot of these lawsuits, as well as Sandusky. I do agree with the fact that some people will allege they were victims to cash in. There is serious money at stake. It's all very sad. The true victims in this case deserve each and every penny.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alison

      The true victims deserve way more than money. However that's probably all they'll get.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      well no, hopefully they'll get the satisfaction of seeing him rot in jail for life too

      December 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jason83

    He won't be smiling once he enters prison and meets bubba. Doesn't even deserve another breath of air as far as I'm concerned.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Will

    I'll be honest, I didn't believe these accusers because I can't imagine allowing that to happen to me, not only once but over the course of years. But after looking at the indictment, there are too many similarities in the accusations that make this an attack on Jerry Sandusky. It doesn't surprise me that an old white man is molesting kids, what's surprising is how so many people knew about it and allowed it to go on as if it were ok. Is that how you people operate? Disgusting!

    December 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      wow, is your empathy broken? I mean, that's a weird reason for not believing these kids-because YOU wouldn't have allowed it? You don't really know anyway, WHAT you would have done as a child if a trusted adult started to take advantage of you. In any case, I'm glad you've seen the light, but still....

      December 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • steph

      Really dude? By "you people" I can only assume that you mean white people. Leave it to an uneducated, ignorant person to comment something like "i didn't believe the victims b/c i would never let that happen to me." Really? Get a clue. Do some research on pedophiles or and educate yourself. You make me sick!.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • janie

      I'm glad that you've changed your mind about his innocence, but you cannot predict what you would've done in this situation. Most of these children were very young and were from unstable backgrounds to begin with. At the age of 8 I remember believing that the leading adults in my life were always right, and would go out of my way to justify their behavior. My dad (who is in every other way an incredible father) hit me sometimes, and I explained his behavior by blaming myself because I thought he could do no wrong. This man acted as a mentor to these kids, and a lot of them probably didn't have any other kind of mentor to turn to. It's sick that he took advantage of their trust and reliance on him. Additionally, there is a huge stigma behind male-male molestation, even for the targets of such atrocities. There's a reason the accusers are remaining anonymous.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • A

      Take your racist rants elsewhere, Will. This is not just a "white people" problem.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sam

    Well, now am starting to have doubts about this case. Reminds me of some of the bizarre day care cases of the 70s. This could turn out to be a false allegation case.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Semper fi

    There is a special place reserved in the bowels of prison and hell for maggot food like this.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sockpuppet

    maybe they need to convict him of the crimes first before they can charge the wife–that's the only reason I can come up with why her as@@@@ isn't sitting in jail right now

    December 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff

    Put him in straight jacket, fly him over to Syria, drop him out of the plane and have him parachute down with a copy of the grand jury report and these new charges stapled to his back.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dudely

      drop him off in syria? they like raping boys over there..probably be viewed as a hero

      December 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chaz8181

    I will never defend Sandusky, but we should remember that Penn State is near the top of all U.S. universities in money in the Athletic Dept and now the Lawyers will come out of the woodwork.. for some of it. Then there are the journalists and writers with books..etc..

    December 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Professor Trollworth

    The teach should become the Penn State Pedobears.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kevin

    Can we finally put a bullet through this man's head?

    December 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • BJR

      As I recall, "innocent until proven guilty" is still the law of the land.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      just because that's the law, doesn't mean he's LITERALLY innocent until proven guilty, does it? He's a guilty pedophile, and everyone with half a brain knows it

      December 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alison

      Everyone with half a brain thought Casey Anthony was guilty too, and look what happened...

      December 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Godstar

    It only took 10 kids before they finally arrested him? Anybody else would have been arrested at....1. What B.S....

    December 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      wrong on so many levels-he has probably molested hundreds of children over the decades, not just 10, and actually, most pedophiles don't get caught at all, let alone the first time

      December 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan Halen

      Do you live under a rock or something? He has already been arrested for the first eight. He was out on bail.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ron mcloughlin

    The comments above are more insane than the molester, sadistically sick.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Semper fi

    Hope Sandusky receives a .45 with one in the chamber for Christmas.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
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