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Jerry Sandusky's Son Has Been Arrested on Child Sex Charges

Jeffrey Sandusky stood by his father during the former coach's trial for sex crimes even after his brother, Matthew, said he'd abused him for years.
February 13, 2017, 9:25pm
Jeffrey Sandusky. Photo via Centre County Correctional Facility via AP

The adopted son of disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on multiple child sex charges, NBC News reports.

According to court records, Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, has been charged with a litany of felonies that include statutory sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. NBC reports that he was suspended from his job at a Rockview State Correctional Facility and, after being arraigned Monday, was being held on $200,000 bail.

Pennsylvania State Police apparently began to look into the younger Sandusky back in November 2016 after they received a complaint from a teenager's father that the 41-year-old had requested illicit photos via text. Sandusky is also accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a second child in 2013, who was under the age of 16 at the time, USA Today reports.

Jeffrey, one of Jerry and Dottie Sandusky's six adoptive children, stood by his father throughout the ex-coach's trial for sex crimes. The younger Sandusky defended his father even after his brother, Matthew, accused his father of sexually molesting him for years. In 2012, Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse after molesting at least ten boys over 15 years, and is currently serving 30 to 60 years behind bars.

"He should not see the outside of a prison cell for the rest of his life if these allegations are true," Matthew Sandusky told NBC News of the new allegations against his brother. "These people need to be stopped. Human beings need to rise up and say, 'Enough is enough.'"