Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New Charges Filed In Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case; Jailed For Failing To Make Bail

New charges were filed against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky today, bringing the total number of victims allegedly molested by Sandusky to 10 from 8.

Bail was set at $250,000 and he apparently couldn't make bail so he's been jailed. Should he make bail, Sandusky would have to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. Prosecutors had called for a $1 million bail.

The latest allegations are just as harrowing as the first ones:
According to the grand jury report, victim 9 testified that while staying with the Sanduskys he was instructed to sleep in the basement, where Sandusky forced him to into oral and anal sex. 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,"

Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, issued a statement on the arrest of his client.

"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," the statement said. "I had to hear about it from the media. We've always offered to turn him in if there were new charges."

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