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Sandusky Victim Sues Penn State For Deliberate Cover Up, Claims He Was Assaulted Over 100 Times

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According to The Associated Press, the individual known only as victim 1, now filing under the name "John Doe C.," alleges that Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted him at least 100 times—including fondling and oral sex—over a three year period and Penn State deliberately covered it up. Among other allegations, the suit accuses Penn State of negligence, fraudulent concealment, civil conspiracy and intentional infliction of emotional distress resulting in physical and emotional injuries. The suit calls for both compensatory and punitive damages.

According to the lawsuit, Victim 1 met Sandusky about eight years ago, when the boy was 11 and a first-year participant in a camp sponsored by The Second Mile. In his second year, the boy drew Sandusky's attention and accepted invitations to spend nights at the coach's State College home and to attend professional sports events, the suit said.

The suit alleges that Penn State subordinated children's safety to the protection of the Penn State brand for fear of impacting the school's reputation and finances by associating with a pedophile. Also, according to the AP, the suit seems to allege that the school was somehow in cahoots with The Second Mile, either wittingly or unwittingly.

The suit claimed that a "special relationship" between Penn State and The Second Mile, a Sandusky-founded charity for youth, gave Sandusky a respectable public image and connections that enabled him to perform criminal acts.


This is, of course, Penn State's worst nightmare (you know, now, anyway), one the school has tried to avoid at every corner. President Rodney Erickson, while noting the school was insured and "adequately covered" to handle the impending suits, made it clear Penn State was willing to settle claims in lieu of dragging the "victims through another round of court cases."

Well, here's another round.

APNewsBreak: Sandusky victim sues Penn State [AP]


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