Like father, like son.
The son of former Penn State football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was charged Monday in Pennsylvania for child sex crimes in Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey Sandusky faces 14 counts, including six counts of communicating with a minor for sex and two counts of soliciting child porn, charging documents show.
He was arraigned in Centre County and is being held on $200,000 bail.
His defense lawyer, Lance Marshall, declined to comment on the allegations.
Marshall said the charges were statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and two counts each of photographing or depicting sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.
The Centre County district attorney’s office said it planned to issue a statement later Monday.
The state Corrections Department said that because of the charges, Jeffrey Sandusky was suspended without pay Monday from employment as a corrections officer at Rockview State Prison, near State College. He had been hired in August 2015.
Jerry Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys. Jeffery is one of Jerry Sandusky’s six adopted children.