Nightly News | December 07, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Now to another big story today. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested again after two new accusers have come forward with new child molestation accusations. This brings the total number of alleged victims here to 10. NBC 's Peter Alexander has been covering this story for us, is with us from our DC newsroom tonight. Peter , good evening.
PETER ALEXANDER reporting: Brian , good evening to you. Jerry Sandusky appeared briefly in court this afternoon, where a judge ordered him held on $250,000 cash bail. If he can meet those conditions, he can get out of jail but he'll then have to wear an electronic monitor. Wearing handcuffs and a Penn State tracksuit, Jerry Sandusky was arrested on the new charges at his home today, bringing the number of boys he's accused of assaulting to 10. These two latest charges say Sandusky abused two boys between the ages of 10 and 12. Prosecutors say one series of assaults started 14 years ago. In court documents, a grand jury accuses him of assaulting one of the boys in the basement of Sandusky 's home. It says the victim claims, quote, "He screamed for help, knowing that Sandusky 's wife was upstairs, but no one ever came to help him." Prosecutors say the other boy claims he was assaulted during wrestling sessions at Sandusky 's house and in an outdoor swimming pool on the Penn State campus. Sandusky has insisted he never sexually assaulted anyone, and his lawyer says tonight he's disappointed the police made a show of arresting him because he had offered to turn himself in if any new charges arose. Sandusky is due to appear at a court hearing next Tuesday, where some of the victims are expected to testify. And tonight Jerry Sandusky 's lawyer tells NBC News that he expects his client will make bail and be released from jail at some point tomorrow. Also late tonight, Brian , The Second Mile -- that's the charity where Jerry Sandusky met his alleged victims -- says it is losing financial support and will
lay off some of its staff. Brian: Peter Alexander in our Washington bureau tonight. Peter , thanks for that.