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UPDATE: Sandusky's wife says he would not harm children


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The wife of ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky says her husband is innocent of the child sex abuse allegations against him and that his accusers are making up their stories.

Dottie Sandusky's comments Thursday were the first she has made since her husband was arrested last month and accused of molesting boys. She released by a statement through her husband's lawyer a day after a grand jury report said one alleged victim screamed in vain for her to help him while Sandusky attacked him in a basement bedroom.

Dottie Sandusky says no such incident occurred.

She adds that she and her husband love children and have always tried to help and care for them, and would never do anything to hurt them.

Sandusky faces more than 50 charges stemming from what authorities say were assaults on 10 boys in his home, on Penn State property and elsewhere. He has maintained his innocence.


BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is out of jail after posting bail a day after being hit with new child sex abuse charges.

Sandusky left a Pennsylvania county jail Thursday in a grey sedan after securing his release with $200,000 in real estate holdings and a $50,000 certified check provided by his wife.

Under the terms of his release, Sandusky will be subject to electronic monitoring.

Sandusky was jailed Wednesday on 12 new charges of child sex abuse after a grand jury report released details of testimony from two new alleged victims. In all, Sandusky faces more than 50 charges and is accused of molesting 10 different boys.

He maintains his innocence.



STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has ordered Jerry Sandusky jailed unless he can pay $250,000 bail on the latest child sex abuse charges against him.

Senior Magisterial District Judge Robert E. Scott also said Wednesday that if Sandusky posts bail, he must submit to electronic monitoring. It was not immediately clear if Sandusky was to be released.

Prosecutors had sought $1 million in bail.

Sandusky faces new charges based on the testimony of two new accusers, including one who claims Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom.

Sandusky wore blue sweat pants and a gray sweat shirt to the hearing. He was arrested at his home by state police and driven to the magistrate.

Sandusky's lawyer has not responded to the latest charges. Sandusky has said he is innocent.


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on new sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers

Authorities say Sandusky was arrested and arraigned Wednesday.

The charges were brought after the new accusers were questioned by a grand jury. Both alleged victims were part of Sandusky's Second Mile charity. One claims he was assaulted in 1997 and the other in 2004.

A call seeking comment from Sandusky's lawyer, Joseph Amendola, was not immediately returned.


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