A Philadelphia judge is ordering the public release of sealed documents from a lawsuit that could reveal details about a claim that a boy told Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him.
Judge Gary Glazer ordered Thursday that the records be made public in a month, siding with The Associated Press and other news outlets seeking access to the filings.
Penn State said it’s pleased victims’ names and any other identifying information will be blacked out.
Glazer disclosed the Paterno-related claim last month when he ruled on a dispute between Penn State and its insurer over payments to victims of abuse by former Paterno assistant Sandusky.
Paterno had said the first time he had received a complaint against Sandusky was in 2001.