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Sandusky Posts $250K Bail, Released From Jail


Accused child molester Jerry Sandusky posted $250,000 bail with the help of his wife and was released from jail Thursday aftermoon.

FOX 29's Chris O'Connell reported that Sandusky, after his release, received a police escort to his home, where he will be confined and monitored electronically.

Continuing Coverage: Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

The former Penn State assistant football coach was jailed Wednesday on charges of molesting two more boys in addition to the eight alleged victims mentioned in charges filed against him last month.

According to the documents, $200,000 in real estate along with private surety in the form of a $50,000 certified check from his wife, Dottie, were used Thursday to come up with the bail amount set at $250,000.

The bail was posted in the morning, but Sandusky was not released until about 1:20 p.m.

The judge who set bail at Wednesday's preliminary arraignment had already ordered that Sandusky would have to stay away from any potential witnesses or alleged victims, be confined to his home and be electronically monitored if released.

Sandusky and his attorney have both maintained the 67-year-old's innocence in multiple interviews with the press.

A preliminary hearing on the original charges is set for Tuesday.

The latest 10 charges stem from grand jury testimony by two additional young men, identified as Victim 9 and Victim 10, who claim to have met Sandusky through The Second Mile, the children's charity he founded in 1977 to help disadvantaged children.

The scandal has engulfed the Penn State community and led to the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier. Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz have both been charged with perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse.

The Second Mile also has been hit hard by the allegations. The charity announced Wednesday it would be forced to reduce its staff due to lost financial support brought on by the scandal.

Stay with FOX 29 News and for more on this developing story.

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