Jerry Sandusky Arrested Again, Additional Charges
Two additional alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky have testified before a grand jury in Pennsylvania, resulting in new charges being filed today and Jerry Sandusky's arrest. The complaint is here. The new grand jury presentment is here. The press release from the Attorney General's office is here. [More...]
The charges he is now facing:
Sandusky is charged with four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, all first-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $25,000 fines.
Additionally, he is charged with one count of indecent assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of children, all third-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 fines.
Sandusky is also charged with one count of indecent assault and two counts of corruption of minors, all first-degree misdemeanors each punishable by up to five years in prison and $10,000 fines.
A preliminary hearing will be held Dec. 13. Some of the alleged victims will testify.
Sandusky was arraigned on the new charges this morning. Why re-arrest him when he's on bail? Why not just schedule the re-arraignment? According to TMZ, prosecutors intend to ask he be held without bail. CBS reports prosecutors will request an increase in bail from $100,000 to $500,000, which is the amount they requested at his first arrest. The alleged new offenses occurred years ago. They don't make Sandusky any less likely to appear or any more a present danger to the public. It sounds like the AG is hoping a different judge will result in a different bail decision.
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