The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky – the former Penn State University football coach convicted of child sex abuse – has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child.
WTAJ reported that Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, was arraigned Monday in Bellefonte. Pennsylvania State Police launched an investigation in November after a child claimed to have received text messages from Sandusky, including some that requested naked photographs, according to the report.
Sandusky had been dating the child’s mother and lived in her home for about five years, according to state police. The explicit messages were discovered by the girl’s father, who notified police, the local CBS affiliate reported.
A second child was also abused, dating back to 2013, according to the criminal complaint.
Sandusky was asked to leave the home after the allegations of abuse surfaced. A judge set bail on Monday for Sandusky, who has been barred from contact with minors, at $200,000, WTAJ.com reports.
In August, Jerry Sandusky took the stand to deny the child molestation charges he was convicted of in 2012 and claimed it wasn’t his idea to waive his right to testify during the sensational trial. He’s currently serving 30 to 60 years in prison.