Jerry Sandusky’s Son Accused of Sex Crimes

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Jerry Sandusky’s 41-year-old son was accused of attempting to entice two teenage sisters into sexual acts, more than five years after his father’s arrest on charges that he sexually abused young boys set off a scandal that continues to roil Pennsylvania State University, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Centre County, Pa., prosecutors accused Jeffrey Sandusky, one of six children adopted by the former assistant football coach, of soliciting naked photos from a 16-year-old girl last year and of asking her older sister for oral sex in 2013, when she was 15. The teens are the daughters of his then-girlfriend, with whom he was living.

The allegations came to the attention of Pennsylvania state police in November, when the father of the younger girl discovered text exchanges from Sandusky asking his daughter for naked photos. Both teens rebuffed Sandusky’s advances and his attempts to persuade them to keep silent about them. “You did what you did, and I’m not going to give you a chance to try and justify it,” one wrote Sandusky in a 2016 text message. “You literally tried to guilt me into doing it, and you even told me specifically what I ‘needed’ to do. You know who does that? Rapists and Abusers.” Jeffrey Sandusky, who works as a corrections officer at a state prison, stood by his father in 2011 as his crimes led to the downfall of Penn State’s iconic football coach, the late Joe Paterno. Criminal charges were filed against former university president Graham Spanier and two other officials. They are due to stand trial next month for covering up the former assistant coach’s crimes. Jerry Sandusky continues to fight his conviction while serving a 30- to 60-year sentence.

 

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