Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested again Wednesday for investigation of additional sex abuse charges involving two more boys.
In addition to the eight alleged victims identified in the original grand jury report charging Sandusky, 67, these new charges bring the total number of boys who have accused Sandusky of abuse to 10.
“Todays criminal charges were recommended by a statewide investigating grand jury, based on evidence and testimony that was received following the initial arrest of Sandusky, says Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly.
The two latest alleged victims reported similar behavior patterns as the original eight, according to Kelly, indicating that they met Sandusky through his charity organization Second Mile; were invited to sleepovers at the coach”s house; and eventually were forced to engage in sex acts with him.
The first boy, identified as “Victim 9,” said he met Sandusky in 2004, when he was 11 or 12, at a summer camp. He has accused Sandusky of sexually abusing him at Sandusky”s home as well as at a hotel near State College.
The second boy, called “Victim 10,” testified he met Sandusky in 1997 when he was 10. A counselor had recommended him to Second Mile because of problems at home, according to the state attorney”s office. He is alleging that he was sexually abused at Sandusky”s house, in a swimming pool on the Penn State campus and in a car with Sandusky.
Among the multiple new charges Sandusky faces are four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two counts of unlawful contact with a minor. In all, the new charges against him carry a maximum penalty of more than 150 years in prison, plus fines.