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Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky faces 12 new charges

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Posted: Dec 07, 2011 2:03 PM
Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky faces 12 new charges

(Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 12 new counts of sexual abuse of minors, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said.

Sandusky, 67, was charged with four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, all first-degree felonies, Kelly said in an emailed statement.

He also faces one count of indecent assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of children, all third-degree felonies.

Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator at Penn State, is also charged with one count of indecent assault and two counts of corruption of minors, all first-degree misdemeanors.

The charges stem from grand jury testimony from two young men identified as Victim 9 and Victim 10.

Sandusky had faced 40 sexual abuse charges involving eight boys over a 15-year period.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Jerry Norton)