San­dusky’s son pleads guilty to child sex abuse al­le­ga­tions

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A son of for­mer Penn State Univer­sity as­sis­tant foot­ball coach Jerry San­dusky pleaded guilty Fri­day to charges he pres­sured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sis­ter to give him oral sex.

Jef­frey San­dusky’s plea deal comes a week be­fore his trial was slated to be­gin on the charges, and nearly six years after his fa­ther was ar­rested in a child mo­lesta­tion case that shook Penn State and is still work­ing its way through crim­i­nal and civil courts.

Jef­frey San­dusky pleaded guilty to all 14 counts, in­clud­ing solic­i­ta­tion of statu­tory sex­ual assault and solic­i­ta­tion of in­vol­un­tary de­vi­ate sex­ual in­ter­course.

A call seek­ing com­ment from his lawyer wasn’t im­me­di­ately re­turned Fri­day.

As part of the deal, 41-year-old San­dusky will spend up to six years in state prison, but the judge could im­pose as much as eight years.

Centre County District At­tor­ney Stacy Parks Miller said the plea deal en­sures the vic­tims don’t suf­fer ad­di­tional trauma by tes­ti­fy­ing at the trial.

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