New Accuser: Sandusky Abused Me 100+ Times

'John Doe' files lawsuit
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2011 11:41 AM CST
Jerry Sandusky Abused Me 100+ Times, Says New Accuser in Civil Lawsuit
Jerry Sandusky in a file photo from Nov. 5.   (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General via Commonwealth Media Services, File)

A new accuser has come forward against Jerry Sandusky, claiming in a civil lawsuit that the former Penn State coach sexually abused him more than 100 times between 1992 and 1996. The alleged victim, now 29, was not included in the grand jury report accusing Sandusky of abusing eight other boys, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. According to the lawsuit, the anonymous plaintiff met Sandusky through his Second Mile charity and was abused between the ages of 10 and 14.

Sandusky allegedly threatened the boy's family to keep him from telling anyone about the abuse, and also gave him gifts, travel, and privileges, the AP adds. The encounters allegedly took place at Sandusky's home as well as Penn State facilities, and on road trips with the football team, including at least one to a bowl game. His lawsuit is the first civil suit in the case against Sandusky. Next month, six accusers are expected to testify against Sandusky at an open hearing. (Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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