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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arraigned today on new charges of child sexual abuse and now has to wear an electronic monitoring device if released from jail, a judge ruled.
Judge Robert E. Scott set Sandusky’s bail at $250,000 straight, and Sandusky was told that he is not allowed on Penn State’s campus. He was taken to the Centre County Correctional Facility following his hearing.
If Sandusky is unable to post bail, he will be subject to electronic monitoring and house arrest, according to a release from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. He is also not allowed to have any contact with witnesses or the individuals he is charged with abusing, and he is barred from having unsupervised contact with minors, according to the release.
Sandusky was arraigned under Scott, a senior judge from Westmoreland County, at the office of District Judge Daniel R. Hoffman in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was wearing a Penn State track suit at the time of his arraignment.
This afternoon, Sandusky was charged with four counts of involuntary deviate sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, after a grand jury investigated reports from two additional individuals who said they were abused by Sandusky. The most recent grand jury presentment connected to Sandusky can be viewed here.
The new first-degree felony charges against Sandusky are punishable with up to 20 years in jail and fines up to $25,000.
Sandusky is also charged with the following third-degree felonies: one count of indecent assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of children.
These charges could result in up to seven years in jail and $15,000 in fines.
On Nov. 5, Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse involving eight different boys he met through his charity, The Second Mile, according to an initial grand jury presentment.
According to the latest grand jury presentment, Sandusky sexually assaulted a person identified as “Victim 9” at the Sandusky residence and at a State College hotel.
The person identified as “Victim 9” is now an 18-year-old male who was introduced to Sandusky through The Second Mile in 2004. According to the presentment, the person identified as “Victim 9” participated in Second Mile camps and activities from 2004 to 2008 and was first introduced to Sandusky at a pool activity during his second summer at the camp. During this time, the boy was 11 or 12 years old.
Over time, Sandusky granted the person identified as “Victim 9” with gifts, money and Penn State football games, according to the presentment. The boy also regularly spent the night in a bedroom in Sandusky’s basement, according to the presentment.
The person identified as “Victim 9” told the grand jury he had “barely any” contact with Sandusky’s wife during his overnight stays, and that she “never” entered the basement when he was there. He said he initially thought of Sandusky’s actions as “simple acts of affection” that later led to “sexual assaults,” according to the presentment. Many of the incidents primarily took place in the basement bedroom of Sandusky’s home — there, the boy told the grand jury, Sandusky forced him to perform oral sex on him several times.
According to the presentment, Sandusky also tried to anally penetrate the person identified as “Victim 9” on at least 16 occasions, and at times, did penetrate him.
The boy also told the grand jury that, on at least one occasion, he screamed for help because he knew Sandusky’s wife was upstairs in their home — but his cries for help were unanswered, according to the presentment.
On multiple occasions, Sandusky also exposed his penis to the boy at an unoccupied hotel pool in the State College area, the boy told the grand jury. On other occasions at the hotel, Sandusky had the person identified as “Victim 9” touch Sandusky’s erect penis and perform oral sex on him.
According to the presentment, Sandusky told the person identified as “Victim 9” that he loved and cared for him and that everything was to be kept secret.
The person identified as "Victim 10" told the grand jury that Sandusky performed sexual acts on him and would at times ask the boy to reciprocate, according to the grand jury presentment.
The boy was involved with The Second Mile during 1997 when he was 10 years old, according to the presentment, and was referred to The Second Mile because of difficulties in his home life.
He told the grand jury that he attended several football games with him and spent time at Sandusky’s house, but he said he never spent the night there.
At the house, the boy told the grand jury that the two would wrestle in Sandusky’s basement. There, he said Sandusky would sometimes pull down the boy’s gym shorts and perform oral sex on him, which startled the boy, according to the grand jury presentment.
Eventually, Sandusky began asking the person identified as "Victim 10" to perform oral sex on him, and the boy complied, according to the presentment.
According to the grand jury presentment, Sandusky also "indecently touched" the person identified as "Victim 10" in the outdoor pool on campus. He testified that Sandusky would swim underneath him and put him on his shoulders.
When Sandusky did this, the boy told the grand jury that Sandusky would slide his hands underneath the boy’s swimming suit, according to the presentment.
The boy also testified that Sandusky bought him gifts and clothes and told him he loved him "frequently," according to the grand jury presentment.
Sandusky’s relationship with the boy identified as "Victim 10" ended when they were driving in the car and Sandusky unzipped his pants and indicated that he wanted him to perform oral sex on him, according to the grand jury presentment.
Collegian Staff Writers Anna Orso and Kristin Stoller, as well as The Associated Press, contributed to this report.