Civil Suit Filed Against Sandusky, Penn State

An alleged victim of Jerry Sandusky, who was not one of the eight victims named in the Grand Jury Presentment, has filed suit against Sandusky, The Second Mile, and Penn State. The suit alleges that the victim met Sandusky in 1992 when he was 10 years old, and also alleges that Sandusky sexually abused the victim over 100 times. The acts are alleged to have occurred in multiple locations -- both inside and outside the state of Pennsylvania. The alleged locations include the Penn State football facilities, Sandusky's home, and at a Penn State bowl game (the specific bowl game is not named).

Additionally, the suit alleges that Sandusky threatened the victim and his family if he told anyone about the abuse. The plaintiff alleges negligence, civil conspiracy to endanger children, intentional misrepresentation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent misrepresentation, premises liability, negligent supervision, and vicarious liability on the part of Penn State and Second Mile.

You may view the filing here, courtesy of the Patriot-News. The alleged victim also released the following statement:

"I am the man in this lawsuit and I’m writing this statement and taking this action because I don’t want other kids to be hurt and abused by Jerry Sandusky or anybody like Penn State to allow people like him to do it—rape kids! I never told anybody what he did to me over 100 times at all kinds of places until the newspapers reported that he had abused other kids and the people at Penn State and Second Mile didn’t do the things they should have to protect me and the other kids. I am hurting and have been for a long time because of what happened but feel now even more tormented that I have learned of so many other kids were abused after me. Now that I have told and done something about it I am feeling better and going to get help and work with the police. I want other people who have been hurt to know they can come forward and get help and help protect others in the future."

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