Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was rearrested yesterday and charged with additional counts of child sexual abuse stemming from two new victims connected to Sandusky’s charity, Second Mile.
The new charges mean that Sandusky is facing over 50 counts of abuse, rape, and endangering the welfare of a minor, and according to reports, all 10 accusers will testify at Sandusky’s trial.
The new victims also bring up questions about what officials at Penn State, as well as Sandusky’s, wife knew.
ABC News reports:
According to the state attorney general, both men met Sandusky through the Second Mile charity, were plied with trips to football games, and were abused by him in Sandusky’s home.
The man, now 19 and identified as Victim 9, met Sandusky at a Second Mile swimming event when the boy was 11 or 12, according to new information in the grand jury presentment. Sandusky asked for his phone number, which he then used to ask the boy’s mother if he could spend more time with the boy, and then proceeded to pick the boy up from school and take him to Sandusky’s home for sleepovers.
At the Sandusky home, the boy said he was forced to stay in the basement at all times, and was even brought his meals there by Sandusky and told not to leave. He testified that he had little contact with Dottie Sandusky, Jerry’s wife, and that she never came to the basement. Sandusky allegedly sexually assaulted the boy in the basement bedroom numerous times, including forcible rape. On one occasion, the boy screamed for help, hoping Dottie Sandusky would hear him from upstairs, but she did not come downstairs, he said.
The other victim identified in the new allegations, now in his mid-20s, says Sandusky met him through the Second Mile when he was 10 and invited him to his home for a Penn State football game. Sandusky then started a pattern of abuse that included wrestling with the boy and then pulling his pants off and performing oral sex on him, according to the testimony.
Despite opposition from prosecutors and the community, Sandusky was granted bail in the amount of $250,000 cash. He posted bail earlier today using $200,000 in real estate holdings and a $50,000 certified check from his wife. As a condition of his bail, Sandusky is barred from the Penn State campus and required to wear an ankle monitor until he goes on trial.