Penn State Settles 25 Suits in Jerry Sandusky Case


Penn State Settles With 25 Jerry Sandusky Victims

McQueary told head coach Joe Paterno what he saw, who in turn sent word of the incident up his chain of command to athletic director Tim Curley, vice president of finance Gary Schultz, and eventually university president Graham Spanier. None of the men reported the incident to police, resulting in criminal charges of failure to report child abuse against Curley, Schultz, and Spanier. Paterno was never charged, and died in 2012.

Rozen said that of the remaining six claims against the university, three have not presented enough credible evidence to suggest Sandusky abused them, one is close to settling, one is already in the process of being litigated in federal court, and one is close to being filed in federal court.

Rozen said that many of the men who came forward with lawsuits had not had their allegations vetted by law enforcement agencies, but that the university tried to verify the claims as much as possible.

Part of the settlement included leaving open the possibility that Penn State could recover some of the costs for the settlements from the Second Mile, Rozen said.

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