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Ex-Pen State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested at his home in State College, PA and taken to jail again Wednesday on new charges of child sex abuse. This brings the total count of victims alleging abuse from Sandusky to 10.
Two new male accusers (Victim 9 and Victim 10) came forward, with one (Victim 9) claiming Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom when he was a child according to the grand jury, NBC News reports.
Four unmarked police cars arrived to take the former football coach into custody. Bail on the new charges was set at $250,000, which Sandusky was not able to pay in cash.
“As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of ‘grooming’ victims,” Attorney General Linda Kelly said, reports NBC, “beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults.”
According to Victim 9, he first met Sandusky while attending his The Second Mile summer camp and was eventually invited to sleepovers at the coach’s home.
The man testified in the grand jury report that Sandusky forced him into oral and anal sex while he was staying in the basement. On at least one occasion, the victim testified, he screamed for help, knowing that Sandusky’s wife was upstairs, but no one ever came to help him.
“Additional sex acts were allegedly performed in the swimming pool and Jacuzzi of a hotel in the State College area, at times when the pool area was not occupied,” said the report.
“I’m very disappointed by the latest tactics of the Attorney General’s Office by going to Jerry’s house unannounced without so much as giving me a courtesy phone call as his attorney,” Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, said in a statement. “I had to hear about it from the media. We’ve always offered to turn him in if there were new charges.”
He later announced that they were “working on posting bail and anticipate the necessary documents and materials will be brought to the judge in the morning,” adding that they hoped to free Sandusky by Thursday.
Watch video of the arrest below.
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