A son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach convicted of child sex abuse, has waived his preliminary hearing on charges that he abused two girls.
Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, was charged Monday and appeared in court this morning before District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker. The criminal case now moves to Centre County Common Pleas Court.
Mr. Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, faces 14 charges, including statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, sexual abuse of a child and corruption of minors.
State police had been investigating Mr. Sandusky since November, after the father of two teenage girls brought investigators copies of text messages Mr. Sandusky sent in March 2016, asking one of the girls to send him naked photos.
According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Sandusky was in a long-term relationship with the girls' mother and had been living at their home for about five years.
The alleged victim's mother told investigators that Mr. Sandusky told her the texts were "role play" in an effort to get the child "off the Internet." The mother asked Mr. Sandusky to leave the home after investigators showed her the text messages, authorities said.
Although the girl didn't immediately notify a parent, she did tell a sibling who also lived in the house and who had also been victimized by Mr. Sandusky, investigators said. He solicited the second girl for oral sex in 2013, when she was underage, according to the complaint.
Mr. Sandusky is being held in the Centre County Prison on $200,000 bail.
Jerry Sandusky, 72, was convicted in June 2012 of abusing or endangering 10 boys over 15 years. He is appealing while he serves a 30- to 60-year sentence at the State Correctional Institution Greene near Waynesburg.