BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex.
Jeffrey Sandusky’s plea deal comes a week before his trial was slated to begin on the charges, and nearly six years after his father was arrested in a child molestation case that shook Penn State and is still working its way through criminal and civil courts.
Jeffrey Sandusky pleaded guilty to all 14 counts, including solicitation of statutory sexual assault and solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
The victims are 15- and 16-year-old girls, CBS Philadelphia reports.
A call seeking comment from his lawyer wasn’t immediately returned Friday.
The plea deal guarantees Jeffrey Sandusky will spend three to six years in state prison, but the judge will be allowed to impose as much as four to eight years at the time of sentencing.
Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said the plea deal ensures the victims don’t suffer additional trauma by testifying at the trial.
“We are happy that these girls can move forward and experience a life with adults that deserve their trust,” she said.
One of six adopted children of, Jeffrey Sandusky has been a stalwart supporter of his father, who is serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys. Jerry Sandusky spent two decades as a defensive coach for Penn State University under legendary coach Joe Paterno, who retired in 2011 after Sandusky’s arrest. Sandusky has long maintained his innocence.
He regularly attended his father’s court proceedings alongside his mother, Dottie Sandusky, who also has consistently supported her husband and fought to clear his name.
Jeffrey Sandusky, a state prison guard, knew the girls through their mother, authorities said.
A state trooper said in the arrest affidavit that last November, their…