Jerry Sandusky Arrested on New Sexual Abuse of Minors Charges

This time, keep him in jail.

MSNBC Reports:

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested at his home in State College, Pa. on new sexual abuse charges. Read the charges here (PDF).

Authorities showed up in four unmarked cars to detain Sandusky, an NBC staffer said. He was out on bail from his initial arrest on almost a month ago on charges of sexual abuse of young boys.

Pennsylvania authorities filed new criminal charges against Sandusky, 67, according to a release from the Attorney General’s criminal investigation bureau.
“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 5th,” Kelly said.

According to the Washington Post:

Sandusky, 67, was removed from his State College, Pa., home in handcuffs and taken for arraignment to a Centre County courthouse. This arrest stems from allegations from two new victims who stepped forward after his Nov. 5 arrest and these new charges will be included in a preliminary hearing on the original charges that was set for Dec. 13….

The new charges include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors.

Let’s hope the authorities keep Sandusky locked up this time. He’s obviously a danger to children. Just check this story out from USA Today.

The victims met Sandusky through his charity The Second Mile.

A year and a half after an investigation began into Jerry Sandusky’s contact with young boys, the former Penn State assistant football coach applied for a volunteer coaching job at a central Pennsylvania college but was denied the job after a background check. Last year, Sandusky tried to get a volunteer coaching position at a small Pennsylvania college!

Officials at Juniata College said Wednesday that Sandusky applied for the volunteer football coaching job in May 2010 and rejected the following month after a background check showed a high school where Sandusky previously volunteered was investigating him.

Juniata spokesman John Wall said the college was not informed of the details of the investigation or the existence of a grand jury, but based on the report informed its coaches Sandusky was not to have contact with the program.

This man has been out of control for decades. Many people knew about it, and yet didn’t stop him. Even since he was forced out at Penn State, he apparently continued to try to gain access to children. Fortunately, at least one college did their due diligence are refused to let him work there.

This country needs to get serious about protecting children, and I’m not just talking about more law enforcement. I’m currently working on a post about this important issue, and hope to finish it today or tomorrow.

9 Comments on “Jerry Sandusky Arrested on New Sexual Abuse of Minors Charges”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Prosecutor drops charges against coach in Syracuse abuse case.

    Despite credible evidence of sexual abuse against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine, a prosecutor said on Wednesday that he cannot press charges in the case.

    Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said events in the claims by two former team ballboys took place in the 1980s, too long ago to be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations has expired.

    Bobby Davis, one of the alleged victims, had a brief conversation with police in 2002 but was told then that no case could be brought because too much time had elapsed.

    But Davis and a supporting witness, stepbrother Michael Lang, went public with their claims after a child sex abuse scandal involving an assistant American football coach at Penn State University.

    That has sparked an ongoing investigation being led by US Secret Service agents, but Fitzpatrick says there is nothing he can do with the details he has before him now.

    “On almost every single criteria, Bobby Davis came out as a credible person,” he said. “Mike Lang also comes across as a credible person.”

    • peggysue22 says:

      These crimes are so very despicable. I thought the laws had been changed in terms of reporting time, based both on the time when the crime was committed and the age of the victim [because so many victims are unable to deal with what happened until they’re considerably older]. Is it based on the state in which you reside?

      Whatever! The laws should ensure that the perpetrators are put out of action and have no access to children or young adults. Otherwise, we just produce more victims.


  2. Delphyne says:

    This man has been out of control for decades and yet he continue to try to gain access children.

    Sickening. What’s next – he has his marriage annulled and becomes a Catholic priest? At least the 2 colleges rejected his offer to “volunteer.”

    Looking forward to your next post about this, BB.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    I just saw on twitter that Sandusky was unable to post 250,000 bail, so he’s still locked up for now.