Lawsuit Filed Against Jerry Sandusky

Dec 1, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky recently had the first lawsuit filed against him for sexual abuse.

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky recently had the first lawsuit filed against him amid sex abuse allegations.

The 29-year-old man who filed the lawsuit alleged that Sandusky sexually abused him over several years when he was a young boy.

The lawsuit is the first of many expected to be filed against the former coach who has been accused of abuse by several others in the past month. In the complaint, the plaintiff said Sandusky supplied him with gifts, travel and privileges while he was attending The Second Mile camp, which was started by Sandusky to help underprivileged children.

The accuser alleged that Sandusky threatened to harm him and his family if he told anyone of the sexual abuse, which he said occurred between 1992 and 1996.

In a written statement read to news sources, the plaintiff said he never told anyone about the abuse that occurred more than 100 times until the media began to report on the other victims.

According to reports, Sandusky will plead not guilty and maintains his innocence.

Despite the charges of sexual abuse, Sandusky made $457,000 from his Second Mile charity, according to tax records obtained by Fox News.