Jerry Sandusky jailed again on child abuse charges

Jerry Sandusky, leaves the office of Centre County District Justice 7 December 2011 A new accuser says Mr Sandusky molested him repeatedly at the former coach's home

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Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested over child abuse claims by two new accusers.

One of the pair alleged he was repeatedly molested by Mr Sandusky in a basement, reports said.

Mr Sandusky already faces charges for allegedly molesting eight young boys over the course of many years.

The case has led to the firing of several Penn State officials, including legendary coach Joe Paterno, over their failure to act.

Mr Sandusky, who has repeatedly said he is innocent, is being held in custody on $250,000 (£160,000) bail.

He has previously admitted showering with young boys, and said he regretted his actions.

He now faces more than 50 charges in total.

Both new accusers met Mr Sandusky through The Second Mile Foundation, his charity at-risk children.

On Wednesday, The Second Mile said in a statement that some employees would be laid off in the coming months because the charity had lost significant financial support.

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