New Accuser's Report Leads to Investigation of Sandusky

Visitor to Penn State football building reports sexual assaults started in 2000
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2019 6:15 PM CDT
New Accuser's Report Leads to Investigation of Sandusky
Jerry Sandusky arrives at court in 2015.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penn State University is looking into a new allegation against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012. A report filed with university police says a visitor to the school's Lasch Football Building was "sexually assaulted by a known person" between June 2000 and September 2010, CNN reports. The report cites two instances of rape and two other sex offenses. Sandusky "denies that anything happened," his lawyer said. A university spokesman confirmed that an investigation has begun but would not otherwise comment on the case.

Sandusky is due in court to be resentenced on Nov. 8. He had been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, per the Centre Daily Times, but a court considering his appeal ruled that mandatory minimum sentences were used improperly and ordered a new sentencing. Sandusky's lawyer said he doesn't expect the latest allegation to affect the resentencing. The case resulted in the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno and university payments of more than $100 million to more than 30 people who said Sandusky sexually abused them. (More Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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