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Jerry Sandusky re-arrested Wednesday

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(AP) - Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was re-arrested Wednesday on new sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers.

The charges were brought after the new accusers were questioned by a grand jury. Both alleged victims were part of Sandusky's Second Mile charity. One claims he was assaulted in 1997 and the other in 2004.

A call seeking comment from Sandusky's lawyer, Joseph Amendola, was not immediately returned.

The move comes after a 19-year-old man filed a complaint with state police alleging he was sexually abused by Sandusky after the former coach gave him liquor on the Penn State campus in 2004, the accuser's lawyer said Tuesday.

Charles Schmidt said the client, whom he did not identify, went to his law firm about three weeks ago, after Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period.

"He suffered one incident of abuse, to use the legal term - involuntary deviate sexual intercourse - allegedly at the hands of Mr. Sandusky," Schmidt said. "That occurred on the Penn State campus, we believe in the area of the football facilities."

Amendola earlier said he was unfamiliar with the allegations Schmidt was making.

Sandusky is charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, and prosecutors allege he met his victims through a charity he founded in 1977 to help at-risk children, The Second Mile.

Sandusky, 67, denies being a pedophile and has vowed to fight the charges. In interviews with NBC and The New York Times, he has said he showered and horsed around with boys but never sexually abused them.
The existence of Schmidt's client was first reported by WHP-TV in Harrisburg.

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