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Penn State Named in Sandusky Lawsuit

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29-year-old John Doe has filed the first lawsuit outside of the criminal case pending against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. In the lawsuit, Doe alleges that Sandusky sexually abused him more than 100 times and threatened to harm his family if he told about the abuse.

The lawsuit claims that Sandusky gave Doe gifts, travel and privileges after meeting him through Sandusky’s charity, the Second Mile, and began abusing him shortly thereafter, from 1992, when Doe was 10, to 1996. Doe claims the abuse occurred in Sandusky’s State College home, a locker room at Penn State, and on trips. The lawsuit names Sandusky, Penn State University, and the Second Mile as defendants.

John Doe said in a handwritten statement that was read aloud at a news conference in Philadelphia, “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,”

The Associated Press reports the lawsuit is seeking a minimum of $400,000 in damages for sexual abuse, negligence, emotional distress and more. John Doe believed for years that he was the only victim. He said in his statement that “Now that I have done something about it, I am feeling better and am going to get help and work with the police.” disclaimer: This article: Penn State Named in Sandusky Lawsuit was posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 7:46 pm at and is filed under Personal Injury Lawsuits.

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