Toronto Star

Sandusky’s son pleads guilty to child sex abuse charges


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 working its way through criminal and civil courts.

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

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 trial.

“We are happy that these girls can move forward and experience a life with adults that deserve their trust,” she said.

One of six adopted children of Jerry Sandusky, Jeffrey Sandusky has been a stalwart supporter of his father, who is serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys.

He regularly attended his father’s court proceeding­s alongside his mother, Dottie Sandusky, who also has consistent­ly supported her husband and fought to clear his name.

A state trooper said in the arrest affidavit that last November, their father turned over to investigat­ors text messages from Jeffrey Sandusky in which he asked one of the girls for nude photograph­s.

The girl’s mother told investigat­ors that when she confronted Sandusky, he told her “he knows it was wrong and inappropri­ate,” police said.

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Jeffrey Sandusky has pleaded guilty pressuring a teenage girl to send him naked photos.

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