Jerry Sandusky abuse - 3 more men claim abuse from 1970s

1:55 PM, Jul 16, 2012   |    comments
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By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY

Three more men have come forward to tell police that they too were abused by Jerry Sandusky from as far back as the 1970s, the Patriot-News reports, quoting unidentified sources close to the case.

The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 victims. He is in jail awaiting sentencing.

The newspaper's Sara Ganim, who won a Pulitzer at the Harrisburg newspaper for her coverage of the scandal, says two sources with knowledge of the Sandusky investigation say that police are aware of the latest allegations.

The newspaper says the three are alleging sexual abuse by Sandusky in the 1970s or 1980s, from when he was in his late 20s.

Ganim writes that if the latest allegations are proved to be true, it would undercut the Sandusky defense argument that a person doesn't become a pedophile in his or her 50s.

A grand jury is still meeting in the Sandusky case and could bring more charges if warranted.

Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who issued an independent report at the behest of Penn State on the Sandusky case was asked last week if his probe looked for alleged victims before 1998. He said yes, but did not indicate whether they found any, the newspaper reports.


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