For the first time since the scandal broke, one of Jerry Sandusky’s rape victims has stepped up and identified himself as such as he prepares to sue Penn State University for what happened to him ont heir grounds and on their watch.
The man hasn’t revealed his name but he has revealed that he was the boy who was sexually molested by former Penn State coordinator Jerry Sandusky int he locker room showers on campus. The man’s lawyers released a statement on Thursday in which they said after an extensive investigation, they have “overwhelming evidence” that would lead to a successful lawsuit.
“Our client has to live the rest of his life not only dealing with the effects of Sandusky’s childhood sexual abuse, but also with the knowledge that many powerful adults, including those at the highest levels of Penn State, put their own interests and the interests of a child predator above their legal obligations to protect him.”
The University declined to publicly comment on the case, but did acknowledge it.
Attorneys say that they have voicemails from Sandusky to the victim asking if he’d like to attend a Penn State game. The voicemails are reportedly dated around two months before Sandusky was arrested and charged with child molestation. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts sexual abuse and is currently awaiting sentencing.
Sandusky’s wife, however, is still oblivious to the charges at hand and is sticking to her claim that nothing inappropriate went on between her husband and little boys. She spoke with the Centre Daily Times on Thursday and said she is still in love with her husband despite that conviction and that Sandusky is “he’s not who they say he is.”
TheyÂ apparently meaning either the media, the rape victims or both.
The stepping forward of the shower victim and the potential lawsuit pending may be just one of a slew of lawsuits Penn State could face in the coming future. Just this week the University was handed it’s punishment which included a four-year postseason ban and a $60 million fine.
All proceeds from the massive fine will go to various organizations and charities sponsored by the NCAA.