The 41-year-old son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was charged in Pennsylvania on Monday with sexually abusing two young sisters, according to a police complaint filed in court.
Jeffrey Sandusky was accused of soliciting oral sex and naked photographs from the teenage daughters of a woman he was dating and living with, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
According to the Associated Press, the charges are statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and two counts each of photographing or depicting sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.
The New York Daily News went into detail regarding the complaints. He allegedly badgered the youngest teen via text for photo requests that ranged from topless to urination to images of her changing clothes.
Regarding the topless photo, he allegedly texted that it was “not weird because he studied medicine.” The pressure that he applied to her was so insistent that she sent him a message stating “”I don’t know how many times I need to tell you no and to stop before you get it.”
Once the teens’ mother discovered the messages she kicked the predator out of her home.
The finer points are at once heartbreaking and stomach-turning.
Jailed with bail set at $200,000, the 41-year old has been suspended without pay from the state Corrections Department.
Sandusky has been employed as a corrections officer at Rockview State Prison, near State College since 2015.
There are a few cliches that come to mind here, but the horrendous nature of these accusations render them mute.
If he is guilty as charged, something is to be said for the theories that exist regarding the cycles of behavior that are passed down from one generation to the next.
And there is also something to be said for the schools of thought that demand harsher punishment for those that rob children of their innocence.