1. PRE–PENN STATE

    New Sandusky Accusers Come Forward

    BELLEFONTE, PA - JUNE 22:  Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, leaves court in handcuffs after being convicted in his child sex abuse trial at the Centre County Courthouse on June 22, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The jury found Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts in the sexual abuse trial of the former Penn State assistant football coach, who was charged with sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    More than three weeks after Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse, three men have told police they were molested by the former Penn State coach in the 1970s and 1980s, the Patriot-News has reported. The new accusations are the first alleging abuse before the 1990s and therefore challenge the defense’s argument that Sandusky isn’t a pedophile because pedophiles usually exhibit predatory sexual behaviors earlier in life, whereas Sandusky was in his 50s when he molested the victims whose cases were considered in trial. It’s not yet clear whether the new accusers were taken into account in the damning Freeh Report or whether fresh charges will be filed. Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced in September and faces life in prison.

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