A son of Jerry Sandusky, the infamous former assistant coach for the Penn State football team, was arrested Monday for the sexual abuse of two girls, only around five years after his father was arrested for similar crimes.
Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, was charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor, and two counts each of sexual abuse of children, corruption of minors and photographing or depicting sexual acts. There were 14 total counts of criminal conduct filed by the Centre County district attorney’s office in central Pennsylvania, according to The Associated Press.
Police are specifically accusing Jeffrey of trying to obtain naked photos of a then-16-year-old girl, while also seeking oral sex from the same girl’s then-15-year old sister in 2013.
The official legal complaint says Jeffrey told the alleged victim through text messages that “it’s not weird because he studied medicine,” but that she still shouldn’t “show these texts to anyone,” reports TheAP.
The alleged victims’ father reportedly handed over electronic communications showing Sandusky asking for nude photos of the underage girls.
The younger Sandusky is a corrections officer at Rockview State Prison near the town of State College, the home of the Pennsylvania State University’s main campus. The state Corrections Department said that Sandusky was suspended without pay Monday.
Father, Jerry Sandusky, is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence of 30 to 60 years, after conviction for being a serial child molester.
Jerry’s formal criminal charges include a lot of the same ones with which his son Jeffrey is currently being charged.
Jeffrey is one of Jerry Sandusky’s six adopted children.
His bail is set at $200,000, according to The AP.