Jeffrey Sandusky, son of convicted child molester, arrested on similar charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The adopted son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on similar charges.

Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with statutory sexual assault; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; corruption of minors and photographing, videotaping depicting on computer or filming sexual acts.

The state police investigation began in November when they were contacted by the father of a teenage girl who said his daughter had received text messages from Sandusky soliciting naked photos. The girl sent screen shots of the text messages to her father who shared them with investigators, police paperwork said.

The contact between Sandusky and the girl, then 16, allegedly happened in March. Police said Sandusky told the girl to erase the messages and not show them to anyone. He also asked to talk to her to "get things straightened out."

According to police paperwork, the girl replied, “No, we don’t need to talk and we aren’t going to. You did what you did and I’m not going to give you a chance to try and justify it. You literally tried to guilt me into doing it and you even told me specifically what I ‘needed’ to do. You know who does that? Rapists and abusers, not (redacted) who care about their (redacted). I don’t know how many times I need to tell you no and to stop before you get it.”

Sandusky dated the victim's mother and had lived with them for approximately five years, according to the police paperwork. The victim's mother told investigators she asked Sandusky to leave once she found the text messages he had sent her child. When investigators spoke to the mother, she became emotional as officers read through the text messages. The mother told officers Sandusky told her he was sorry, and that he knows it was wrong and inappropriate.

The alleged victim told investigators Sandusky also "looked at her inappropriately and stared at her."

According to the Associated Press, a second alleged victim is the sister of the first victim. She told police that Sandusky sent texts to her in 2013 seeking oral sex. She was 15 years old at the time. Police paperwork states she responded, "Why would you ask me for that?"

Sandusky was arraigned Monday afternoon. A judge prohibited him from having contact with the alleged victims or anyone under the age of 18,

Sandusky's defense lawyer, Lance Marshall, declined to comment on the allegations.

However, Sandusky's brother, Matt Sandusky, told

that if the allegations are true, "he deserves the maximum of whatever sentence the judge will give him."

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.

Sandusky’s father, Jerry Sandusky, is serving a 30-to-60-year sentence in the state prison in Greene County after he was found guilty of various child sex abuse crimes against 10 boys.

Jeffrey Sandusky is one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.