Pennsylvania’s Children and Youth Services is investigating two cases of alleged child abuse involving former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
The investigation into the cases, which were opened less than 60 days ago, is still in its initial stages. If the allegations are true, they would be the first involving victims who are still children. Sandusky has been charged with 40 counts of child sexual abuse involving eight boys — all of whom are adults now. A preliminary hearing on those charges is set for Dec. 13.
In Pennsylvania, CYS is involved only when the victim is still under the age of 18. When the victim reaches adulthood, allegations of abuse, even if they occurred when the victim was a child, are a police matter.
Earlier Tuesday, Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, told ABC News: “My concern is if they bring new charges based upon new people coming forth, that bail's going to be set, and he's going to wind up in jail.” Sandusky presently is free on $100,000 unsecured bond.