“A new alleged victim of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal claimed in court papers Wednesday that former university football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused him more than 100 times during a four-year period and threatened to harm his family if he spoke out.
The lawsuit claims the alleged misconduct occurred at multiple locations, including a university locker room, Sandusky’s home and at the site of a Penn State football bowl game.”
The New York Times and other sources say Sandusky had a bedroom in the basement of his home. My questions are this:
Why did the parents of these children allow sleepovers at the home of the Sandusky? I know, I know…because they trusted him. Well parents…don’t trust adults who want to have sleepovers with little children, when they don’t have little children of their own!
Why did Sandusky’s wife allow children to sleep over?
Didn’t she find it questionable at all that her husband enjoyed having little boys sleep over?
“The alleged victim said he had been “hurting for a long time because of what happened” and now feels “even more tormented that I have learned of so many other kids were abused after me.”
The lawsuit, which names Sandusky, Penn State University and The Second Mile as defendants in a 27-page claim, seeks at least $400,000 in damages. The lawsuit alleges negligence and that the three defendants conspired to “endanger children.”
Damn right they did. Anyone who willingly keeps silent about child sexual abuse is essentially conspiring to promote and encourage further sexual abuse on that child, and on other children.
“The lawsuit also does not detail Sandusky’s alleged threat to force the victim’s silence. Anderson said it occurred after one of the last incidents, when the alleged victim attempted to resist Sandusky’s advances. During that alleged encounter, according to Anderson, Sandusky told the boy, “Nobody would ever believe you.”
Sandusky faces a preliminary hearing Dec. 13 on the criminal charges. At that hearing, which will determine whether the case proceeds to trial, Sandusky is likely to be confronted by some of the alleged victims for the first time.
“My client was notified that he is wanted to testify at the hearing,” said attorney Slade McLaughlin, who represents the alleged victim known by the grand jury as “Victim 1.”
“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.”