Criminal Justice

Charged with 12 New Counts, Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky Posts $250K Bail After Night Spent in Jail


Charged with 12 new counts in a child sex-abuse case after two new alleged victims came forward, former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky spent the night in jail before being released today.

He posted $250,000 in bail, using $200,000 in real estate and a $50,000 certified check provided by his wife, the Associated Press reports.

The article doesn’t include any current response from Sandusky, but notes that he has previously denied similar charges concerning eight other alleged victims. Sandusky admitted to “horseplay” and showering with some of the youths he mentored in connection with a charity he founded.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Merck CEO to Investigate Penn State Football Scandal; Ex-Coach Paterno Hires King & Spalding Leader”

ABAJournal.com: “Former Phila. DA to Represent Charity Founded by Ex-Penn State Asst. Coach Charged with Child Abuse”

ABAJournal.com: “Defense Lawyers Doubt Wisdom of Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky’s Comments re Child Sex-Abuse Case”

ABAJournal.com: “Did Unorthodox Sandusky Defense Strategy Include Contact with Grand Jury Witnesses?”

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