Like the others, both new accusers say they met Sandusky through the Second Mile, his charity for underprivileged children.
According to a new grand jury presentment, Sandusky met one of the boys in 2004, when he was 11 or 12, and that the abuse occurred until 2008. The second accuser said he met Sandusky in 1997, two years before the coach retired from Penn State. He said their friendship ended after he rejected Sandusky's request that he perform oral sex on him.
The charges weren't unexpected. A drumbeat of reports from lawyers and others close to the case suggested authorities had been investigating new allegations from other young men who claimed to know the longtime coach.
But the five-page grand jury presentment added new dimensions to the accusations against Sandusky.
According to the filing, both alleged victims reported that Sandusky had abused them is his basement, portraying the room as a haven. Both also said Sandusky frequently said he loved them.
"As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of 'grooming' victims," Kelly said in a statement. "Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults."
The charges come six days before Sandusky, 67, faces a preliminary hearing in Centre County on allegations that he sexually abused eight other boys. In interviews, he and his lawyer, Joseph Amendola, have said he is innocent and pledged to challenge his accusers.
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