Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on nine new child abuse charges, courtesy of two new accusers who were not named in the Grand Jury report that originally indicted Sandusky on 40 counts of inappropriate sexual behavior.
The disgraced ex-coach was handcuffed and removed from his home earlier today.
"As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of ‘grooming’ victims," Attorney General officials say. "Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults.”
The two alleged victims were each under the of 12 when they met Sandusky and have told authorities his actions with them included: hugging, rubbing, cuddling, wrestling, oral sex and sexual assaults that took place in a pool and jacuzzi in a hotel near the Penn State campus.
Sandusky is being held in a county jail and his bail has been set at $250,000. He recently spoke to The New York Times and claimed he never performed sexual acts with children.