Another person who claims he was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky more than 100 times as a victim has come forward and filed the first civil suit against the disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach.
The alleged victim, who is only identified as John Doe A, claims he met Sandusky in 1992 when he was 10 years old through Second Mile, the charitable organization Sandusky founded, according to the suit filed yesterday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. The abuse allegedly occurred between 1992 and 1996 in several places, including Sandusky’s home, the Penn State locker room, during a Penn State bowl game trip and in Philadelphia.
The alleged victim, who was not among the eight victims mentioned in the grand jury report, claims he hadn’t told anyone about the abuse until after the media reported the allegations against Sandusky.
He claims the coach threatened him and his family during an incident in Philadelphia.
“There was some resistance, and that’s what led to the threat,” said attorney Jeff Anderson, who is representing the alleged victim and has a history of representing child sex abuse victims against the Catholic Church.
The suit also names Penn State University and Second Mile as defendants.
Sandusky was charged last month with assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period. His attorney, Joseph Amendola, could not be immediately reached for comment.
Anderson released a statement on behalf of his client, now 29 years old.
“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,” part of the statement said.