Penn State

New Sandusky Accuser Files Suit


In this November 13, 1999 photograph, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky signals to the defense. On November 5, 2011, Sandusky was arrested on charges that he preyed on boys he met through The Second Mile, a charity he founded for at-risk youths. He faces charges including seven counts of first-degree involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, all of which are punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

The first sex-abuse lawsuit filed against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky comes from a new accuser, a man who says Sandusky abused him more than 100 times. The man says he met Sandsuky at the age of 10 through Sandusky’s charity, the Second Mile, which the suit names as a defendant along with Penn State. The alleged abuse occurred from 1991 to 1996. The accuser is not one of the eight boys the grand-jury report says Sandusky abused.