Criminal charges for sexually abusing boys filed against a longtime assistant to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno have jolted students, fans and alumni across Pennsylvania on Sunday.

Former defensive co-ordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, 67, of State College, faces an array of charges involving eight boys, assaulting at least one in the college team's facilities, according to state prosecutors.

John Terret reports from Washington.

Source: Al Jazeera