Cops: Jerry Sandusky's Son Sexually Assaulted a Child

Jeffrey Sandusky is jailed on multiple counts
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2017 2:12 PM CST
Cops: Jerry Sandusky's Son Sexually Assaulted a Child
A 2016 photo of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The adopted son of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested and accused of the same crime as his father: sexually assaulting a child, reports WTAJ. Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, was arraigned Monday and also faces charges of child pornography and the corruption of minors, reports TMZ. Police say they began investigating after a child told his father that he had gotten texts from Jeffrey Sandusky that included a request for naked photos. Sandusky was dating the boy's mother at the time, say police. The criminal complaint alleges that a second child was abused, going back to 2013.

Sandusky has been jailed on $200,000 bail, reports AP. The exact charges were statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor, and two counts each of photographing or depicting sexual acts, sexual abuse of children, and corruption of minors. The state has suspended Sandusky without pay from his job as a corrections officer at Rockview State Prison. The elder Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years for raping multiple boys. (More Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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