Penn State coach accused of sexual abuse returns home

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 5:44pm

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is free on bond following his arrest wednesday on new charges of child sexual abuse.

A judge allowed Sandusky to leave a Pennsylvania jail, but ordered him to home confinement and required him to wear an electronic monitoring device.

Sandusky was also forced to post a $250,000 cash bond after his arrest Wednesday, the second in as many months, on charges of child sexual abuse.

Two more young men have come forward.

Adults now, they say Sandusky sexually abused them when they were kids, a similar story to the eight who came before them.

All ten alleged victims claim their first contact with the former Penn State assistant coach came through the Second Mile Charity, an organization he created to help disadvantaged children.

Sandusky has said several times he's never abused any child.

According to the grand jury report Victim 9 says he was assaulted at least 16 times, often in the basement of Sandusky's home between 2005 and 2008, two years after Penn State officials were told of previous allegations.

In that report the victim also claims that during one assault "he screamed for help, knowing that Sandusky's wife was upstairs but no one ever came to help him."

With the new charges Sandusky now faces more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse, involving ten alleged victims over a 15-year span.

Some of the initial victims identified in the first grand jury report are expected to testify as Sandusky faces his first hearing in this case next Tuesday.
 

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