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Victim 9 sues Sandusky, PSU

By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- A young man who testified at Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse trial is suing the former coach and Penn State for what he says was nearly four years of assaults while he was a child.

The lawsuit by the man known as Victim 9 in criminal court records was filed Thursday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

It claims he wouldn't have been victimized if university officials had reported Sandusky to police.

A university spokesman declined comment, and a message left for a lawyer who's represented Sandusky in other civil litigation wasn't immediately returned.

The lawsuit asserts an assault and battery claim against Sandusky. The university is sued for negligence and recklessness, tortious conduct, misrepresentation and infliction of emotional distress.

Six of 45 counts for which Sandusky was convicted concern Victim 9.

Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley, former Penn State Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz and former Penn State President Graham Spanier area awaiting trial on charges linked to the Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

Those men maintain their innocence claiming that proper university protocols were followed in investigating sex abuse claims made about Sandusky.

Sandusky was found guilty in June 2012 and is serving a 30-year to 60-year prison sentence in Greene County.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times