Jeffrey Sandusky was charged in February with multiple allegations of sexual offences with children.
(Centre County Correctional Facility via AP)
BELLEFONTE, Pa. – A son of the former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, where decades of child abuse, was himself sentenced to prison Friday of the sexual abuse of children.
Jeffrey Sandusky was sentenced to 3½ to 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to under the pressure of a teenage girl to send him nude photos and asks her teenage sister to perform a sexual act.
Jeffrey Sandusky, 42, pleaded guilty on the eve of his trial in September to 14 counts charges that included solicitation of statutory sexual assault and solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
The Centre Daily Times reported Jeffrey Sandusky’s lawyer said that there was never any physical contact between his client and the victims.
Authorities said he knew the girls by their mother, and that a year ago, their father turned over incriminating text messages sent by Jeffrey Sandusky.
A court affidavit said Jeffrey Sandusky told the girl that he was under pressure to put the photos of last year, that “it is not strange, because he studied medicine.” He directed her “not to show that these texts are for everyone,” police said.
Jeffrey Sandusky is one of six children adopted by Jerry and Dottie Sandusky, and is a loyal supporter of his father, who often attend court proceedings.
He will be on probation for a year after the release.
Jerry Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys.
He keeps his innocence, but recently lost an attempt to have the charges thrown out or a new trial on the basis of the state of the Post Conviction Relief Act.
The Corrections Department said Friday that Jeffrey Sandusky was fired as a Rockview State Prison guard late last month. He had been with the agency since August, 2015.