Investigation begins into new allegation against Jerry Sandusky
An investigation has begun into a new allegation of sexual abuse against imprisoned former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
According to the Centre Daily Times, Penn State police said someone came forward with an allegation of abuse between 2000 and 2010.
“This incident report is the result of the university’s internal and external reporting procedures upon receipt of a new allegation of abuse by Jerry Sandusky,” police spokesperson Wyatt DuBois told the paper this week. “An investigation is ongoing and we have no further comment.”
Sandusky, 75, is serving what’s effectively a life sentence on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He’s set to be back in court on Nov. 8 for a resentencing after he had appealed his conviction.
While that appeal largely failed, he did win the right to a new sentence on the grounds of improperly applied minimum sentences. Sandusky is currently serving a 30-60 year sentence after his 2012 conviction and it seems unlikely that his sentence will change significantly next week at his resentencing hearing.
Sandusky was a longtime defensive assistant under legendary coach Joe Paterno. He was the team’s defensive coordinator from 1977-99 before he retired and shifted his focus to his non-profit organization for at-risk youth. Numerous Sandusky victims were part of The Second Mile charity.
Sandusky was arrested in November of 2011 on over 50 counts of child molestation. His arrest led to the dismissal of Paterno before the coach’s death in 2012.
Former Penn State administrators were also charged for their roles relating to Sandusky’s crimes. The former athletic director and a former vice president for the school both pleaded guilty in 2017 to child endangerment charges.
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports
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