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Son of Jerry Sandusky arrested for child sex abuse, child pornography

Jeffrey Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, faces allegations that he solicited oral sex from a minor.
Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant Penn State football coach, was convicted for childGetty Images

The son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on Monday in connection with child sex abuse charges, according to reports.

Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, is being held on $200,000 bail at Centre County Prison pending a preliminary hearing on Feb. 22, CBS3 reported.

Sandusky, the adopted son of convicted child molesterJerry Sandusky,faces 14 charges, including child sexual abuse, statutory sexual assault and child pornography.

He is accused of soliciting oral sex and naked photographs from the teenage daughters of a woman with whom he lived, police said.

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Rockview State Correctional facility, Jeffery Sandusky's employer, suspended him pending the outcome of his trial, NBC's Tom Winter tweeted.

Police opened an investigation into Jeffrey Sandusky last November, according to the criminal complaint. One of the girls mentioned in the document saved text messages form Sandusky seeking naked pictures. The girl showed the messages to her father, who contacted police, according to investigators.

Neither Sandusky nor a lawyer representing him could be reached for comment.

The elder Sandusky, 72, is serving 30-60 years in state prison after a jury convicted him in 2012 of molesting 10 boys at Penn State sports facilities or through the auspices of The Second Mile, his former charity.

Sandusky founded the charity in 1977 for at-risk children. His molestation victims were children he met there, and some of them testified against him at his 2012 trial.

He is currently pursuing an appeal in county court.

Penn State has shelled out a total of $93 million to 33 people alleging that Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them.

Reuters contributed to this report.

 
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