|Published:||Nov 05, 2011 9:09 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Nov 05, 2011 9:09 PM EDT|
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A former defensive coordinator at Penn State has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing eight boys.
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office says Jerry Sandusky was arrested today and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts.
The charges include multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor.
A grand jury said the eight boys were targets of sexual advances or assaults from 1994 to 2009. Prosecutors say the boys all encountered Sandusky through Second Mile, an organization for at-risk youth that he founded in 1977.
Sandusky drew up the defenses for the Nittany Lions' national-title teams in 1982 and 1986. He retired in 1999.
Two current Penn State administrators have also been charged in the case. Athletic director Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business, are charged with perjury and failing to report what they knew about the allegations.
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