Penn State Settles Sex Abuse Lawsuit
- Updated: August 18, 2013
Penn State has settled with one of Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse victims, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sandusky is a former assistant football college at Penn State who worked under Joe Paterno.
The victim is the first individual related to the Sandusky case to settle his civil suit against the university. Known as victim number 5, the man was sexually abused in August 2001.
The 25-year old will reportedly receive a multi-million dollar settlement for the abuse he suffered in a campus shower. Penn State has reportedly approved $60 million to settle the 25 lawsuits that have been filed against the Pennsylvania college. The other settlements are expected as early as this week.
This case riveted the nation when it was exposed two years ago and placed a major black eye on Penn State University, school officials and head football coach Joe Patereno. Paterno was dismissed as coach coach shortly thereafter and then passed away from cancer less than seven months later.
Sandusky is serving a 30 to 60 year sentence for his crimes.