Update 2:44 p.m. Sandusky's bail has been set at $250,000. Prosecutors asked for $1 million, but his lawyers argued he didn't pose a flight risk.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was just arrested at his home in Pennsylvania after two new accusers came forward to claim he sexually abused them as well. Sandusky had previously been released on bail after his initial arrest last month on charges of abusing eight young boys over the course of fifteen years. Sandusky faces 12 new counts of sexual abuse, with both newly identified victims saying, as previous accusers have, that they met Sandusky through his Second Mile charity, which helped at risk kids and used Penn State facilities. The new charges are pretty horrible sounding, with The Washington Post's Cindy Boren reporting that they include "involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors," and one of the new accusers alleges he abused him at his home and at the Penn State campus swimming pool. Sandusky has maintained he is innocent of sexual abuse, admitting only to showering with the boys.
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