A civil suit has been filed against Second Mile, Penn State and Jerry Sandusky
A civil suit has been filed against Penn State, Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile (Sandusky's children's charity) by an unnamed adult this week.
The suit claims that as a young boy who was 10 at the time (the accuser is an adult now) had met Sandusky through his Second Mile charity and claims that he was sexually abused and raped more than 100 times between 1992 and 1996.
According to the report, Sandusky abused the child in numerous places, including the Penn State locker room, in Sandusky's home, and on a bowl trip with the team.
In a statement released by the accuser, he also claims that Sandusky threatened to harm him and his family if he told anyone about the incident. Here's an excerpt:
"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."
This is the first lawsuit involving the Sandusky accusations to hit Penn State. And this accuser is not one of the eight named in the initial grand jury report.
This is still an allegation, but if it is true, then there is no telling ho wmany children were sexually abused countless times. If one child was abused more than 100 times, Sandusky came in contact with hundreds, if not thousands of children through his Second Mile charity over the course of decades. It would not be a surprise if Sandusky through the course of investigation that Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest pedophiles in the history of the United States.
And there's only one way someone could get away with this for so long: by people and an institution looking the other way.
How many more accusers will come forward remains to be seen, but with the accusations that numerous incidents happened on Penn State grounds could a very serious long term affect on the school's ability to continuing as a state institution.
Read the full complaint here.