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Florida Children’s Rights Attorney: When Abused Fight Back – Sandusky Victim Files Suit Against Penn State

August 25th, 2012   No Comments   Abuse, Damage Claims

First, the victims in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case spoke up about the horror they endured at the hands of a trusted adult and admired college football coach. Now, one is fighting back against Penn State. The result of a court case could be damage claims for personal injury suffered by this victim – and possibly others. 

The victim, whose allegations in 2009 launched the investigation and criminal case, filed suit this week against the school, alleging the school knew of Sandusky’s actions and actively worked to shield him. Known as Victim 1, his lawsuit describes university administrators’ actions as ‘‘a function of (Penn State’s) purposeful, deliberate and shameful subordination of the safety of children to its economic self-interests, and to its interest in maintaining and perpetuating its reputation.’’

What happened at Penn State is a horrible, terrifying example of abuse of trust and power. What’s happening now is the expected and reasonable response by a victim who was abused by a sexual predator – and an organization that allegedly sought to cover up his crimes.

In June, Sandusky, 68, was convicted 45 counts for sexual abuse of 10 boys. Now, the school awaits a trial of its own.

Read the whole story here.

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