New plaintiff files sex-abuse case in Phila. against Sandusky

    An unidentified plaintiff is standing forth as a victim in the Penn State sex abuse scandal. This is a new victim, not named among the eight accusers in the original grand jury report that set off the firestorm a month ago.

    A case has been filed in Philadelphia, detailing a pattern of alleged sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky against a young boy he met through the charity he founded.

    Update, 12:10 p.m. John Doe A says he was abused by Sandusky between 1992 and 1996, staring when he was 10 years old. One of those alleged encounters happened in Philadelphia, where Doe A says Sandusky threatened the boy to keep the abuse covered up.

    Update, 11:50 a.m. The statement of John Doe A has been released: “I am hurting and have been for a long time because of what happened,” it reads in part, “but now feel even more tormented that I have learned so many other kids were abused after me. I want other people who have been hurt to know they can come forward and get help and help protect others in the future.”

    WHYY’s Carolyn Beeler is at a news conference now and will have more details later.

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