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Jerry Sandusky child porn claims being investigated, says CBS

8:08 PM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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By Michael Winter, USA TODAY

The Justice Department and U.S. Postal Service are investigating child pornography allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted in June of sexually abusing several boys, CBS News is reporting.

One source said that child pornography was found on one of Sandusky's computers, but that there was no evidence the material involved any of Sandusky's victims.

CBS writes that authorities are also investigating whether he sent "seductive letters" across state lines to entice boys into sex, including some of his abuse victims.

Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, called the allegations "ridiculous" and said his client "continues to maintain his innocence."

In an e-mail to the Centre Daily Times, in State College, Pa., he said, "We have no information concerning the latest allegations which we believe are absurd. Jerry continues to maintain his innocence."

The CBS headline refers to a "possible child porn ring," and the article says the investigation is looking at whether Sandusky "shared child pornography with other individuals." But CBS writes, "There is also no mention of a ring or sharing of boys with others," and a second source told a news producer "none of Sandusky's victims have indicated that there was shared sex with them, Sandusky and any other individual," the article adds.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service office in Harrisburg and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Sandusky is being held in the Centre County prison awaiting sentencing. He was convicted June 22 on 45 counts of abusing 10 boys over 15 years.


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