Jerry Sandusky indicted on sex charges

Updated: November 6, 2011, 9:29 AM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been indicted on felony sex abuse charges against minors.

According to The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News, Sandusky faces 40 charges that include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of someone under 16, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault of someone under 16, indecent assault of someone under 13, and corruption of minors. The alleged incidents took place from 1996-2005, and the charges come after a grand jury investigation into Sandusky that took more than two years.

The 67-year-old spent 32 years as a Penn State assistant and was considered a likely successor to Joe Paterno. Sandusky retired after the 1999 Alamo Bowl and began working full-time for The Second Mile, a children's charity he founded in 1977.

Paterno and Penn State athletic director Tim Curley reportedly were among those who testified before the grand jury this spring.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.

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