Penn State University’s settlements with Jerry Sandusky’s accusers will soon be released, after a Philadelphia judge granted a public release of records after requests from multiple media outlets. Philly.com reported the news.
The settlement records will be made public next month.
Names of Sandusky’s accusers will be redacted from the records.
This could prove to be a major deal because it is believed the records contain evidence that former Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno was informed by a victim in 1976 that he was molested by Sandusky.
Paterno had denied any knowing of Sandusky’s wrongdoings prior to his death.
The records also show a former Penn State assistant was aware of multiple incidents of inappropriate contact between Sandusky and children, but failed to report the information to his superiors.
Penn State has paid a total $92 million in settlements for 32 civil claims against Sandusky as far back as 1971.
Sandusky is currently serving a jail sentence of 30 to 60 years after being found guilty of on 45 of 48 charges he faced.
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