Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested Wednesday at his home in State College, Pa., on new sexual abuse charges involving boys. NBC's Peter Alexander reports.
Updated at 4:55 p.m. ET: Joe Amendola, Jerry Sandusky's attorney, says in a statement to NBC News: "We are working on posting bail and anticipate the necessary documents and materials will be brought to the judge in the morning and we anticipate having Jerry released sometime tomorrow."
Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET: Jerry Sandusky has been taken to a Pennsylvania county jail after he was unable to post $250,000 bail in cash, The Associated Press reports.
Original post: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested Wednesday at his home in State College, Pa., on new sexual abuse charges involving boys.
Authorities showed up in four unmarked cars to detain Sandusky, NBC News reported. He was out on bail from his initial arrest almost a month ago on charges of sexually abusing young boys; bail on the new charges was set at $250,000.
"Today's criminal charges were recommended by a statewide investigating grand jury, based on evidence and testimony that was received following the initial arrest of Sandusky on November 5," Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement.
At that time, Sandusky was charged with sexually assaulting eight boys, all of whom first met Sandusky as children through The Second Mile, an organization that he founded to operate programs for disadvantaged young people.
Kelly said the latest criminal charges follow grand jury testimony from two more young men, identified as Victim 9 and Victim 10, who were allegedly targeted by Sandusky when they were children.
"As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of 'grooming' victims," Kelly said, "beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults."
According to the grand jury, Victim 9 first encountered Sandusky about 2004, while participating in a summer camp organized by The Second Mile, when he was 11 or 12 years old. Sandusky allegedly approached the boy, engaged him in conversation and expressed an interest in spending more time with the child.
Alleged Sandusky victim says screams for help went ignored (.pdf — graphic detail)
The victim's story echoes those heard by the grand jury earlier, according to Kelly's statement.
Sandusky allegedly gave the boy gifts and money and took him to Penn State University football games.
"Later, the grand jury found that during overnight stays at Sandusky's home, behavior such as hugging, rubbing, cuddling and tickling — initially viewed as acts of affection — escalated to sexual assaults," Kelly's statement said.
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."
As Sandusky was escorted from his home Wednesday, he declined to answer questions.
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