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Sandusky free on bail after night in jail

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is seen being taken by police in Bellefonte, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
December 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is free after posting bail on Thursday. He spent a night in jail after two more accusers came forward.

Sandusky was able to make bail using $200,000 in real estate holdings and a $50,000 certified check provided by his wife, Dorothy, according to online court records.

Sandusky was arrested Wednesday and charged with 12 new sex abuse counts. Two young boys he met through his Second Mile Foundation claim Sandusky befriended them, and then molested them.

"It's disappointing that the attorney general's office chose to do it this way. Jerry has always been willing, and we've made it known to the commonwealth, he's been willing to turn himself in," said Sandusky's lawyer Joe Amendola.

Sandusky continues to maintain his innocence.

The latest accusers are the ninth and 10th alleged victims described in grand jury reports. A grand jury document released Wednesday echoed an earlier report, saying Sandusky gave the boys gifts while also making sexual advances toward them.

Both new accusers both claim they were molested in the basement of Sandusky's home. Victim No. 9 said Sandusky told him to stay in the basement. He ate meals in the basement, and the food was brought by Sandusky.

"The victim testified that on at least one occasion he screamed for help, knowing that Sandusky's wife was upstairs, but no one ever came to help him," the grand jury report said.

It raised new questions about what Sandusky's wife Dottie knew about the alleged molestation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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