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The son of Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexual assault of a child

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The son of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged Monday with sexually assaulting a child. 

Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, faces 14 counts, including criminal solicitation and corruption of minors, according to court records filed Monday. 

An online court docket noted that his bail was set at $200,000. Jeffrey Sandusky is currently being held in the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation in November 2016 when a child reported that Jeffrey Sandusky sent him text messages requesting nude photographs, WISHTV.COM reports. 

Police told the TV station that Jeffrey Sandusky had been dating the child's mother and living at the home for approximately five years. The child reportedly told his father about the explicit text messages and he notified police. 

Jeffrey Sandusky's attorney, Lance Marshall, declined to comment on the allegations against his client.

Marshall said the charges included 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 is expected to release a statement later Monday. 


Jeffrey Sandusky's adoptive father, Jerry Sandusky, is serving a prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 boys. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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