Former Penn State coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested and arraigned on Wednesday on new child molestation charges brought by two new accusers.
According to the state’s attorney general’s office, the new charges are the byproduct of additional questioning by a grand jury following Sandusky’s initial arrest last month. As per numerous reports, one victim alleges that he was molested after meeting Sandusky in 1997 while the other claims his molestation occurred in 2004.
"As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of `grooming' victims," Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement. "Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults."
Sandusky, of course, has already been charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse involving eight different boys. The molestation, reportedly occurred over a 15-year time frame. Although the former Penn State coordinator vehemently denies being a pedophile and chalks up his interaction with young boys to “horsing around,” these latest charges will no doubt be a difficult obstacle for the defense to overcome.
The new charges include four counts of deviate sexual intercourse, two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, a count of indecent assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of children.
Victims 9 and 10, the latest accusers, also reportedly met Sandusky through his Second Mile charity program.