Jerry Sandusky is already in just in the early stages of his 30-60 year sentence, but he is still somehow making the big headlines. It was reported early Saturday morning that a former Penn State recruit has anonymously stepped up to claim that he was sexually abused by the former assistant to Joe Paterno.
According to College Football Talk, The Centre Daily Times reported that Daniel Kiss, a lawyer for an unnamed client, is claiming that his client was abused by Sandusky in the late 1980s.
This is the first former recruit that has stepped up with sexual abuse allegations. The accusations that convicted Sandusky came from young boys between the ages of nine and twelve.
The abuse allegedly took place during the summer of 1988, Sandusky’s twentieth year as Paterno’s assistant coach.
The victim stayed quiet until speaking out in 2011, which was around the same time that all accusations against Sandusky were gaining steam.Kiss claims that he told the authorities and “no actions were taken.”
Kiss talked about the state’s Attorney General’s decision not to take action.
“(He) was destined for greatness. He was an excellent student, extremely gifted athlete and a model citizen,” a statement from the alleged victim’s family began. “[After the alleged sexual assault,] his life slowly began to spiral out of control, into a life of drugs, alcohol and serious crime, and none of us, including his parents, family or friends, could figure out what had happened. … He secretly lived with this guilt and shame for approximately 27 years before finally telling his story.”
A morbid thought is the fact that, because of the thirty year minimum, the 71-year-old Sandusky will likely die in prison. Some may see that as a moral victory.
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