Penn State Victim Plans to Sue
Pennsylvania looks to tighten laws on reporting child abuse
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 14, 2011 10:56 AM CST
In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 file photo, satellite trucks begin to fill a parking lot near Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.   (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

(Newser) – One of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged victims has hired a lawyer to look into suing Sandusky and others who may have kept the scandal quiet. The Pennsylvania attorney could target Penn State staff or workers for the former coach’s Second Mile charity, ABC News reports. In the future, staffers aware of child abuse may face more than a lawsuit: Pennsylvania lawmakers are likely to take up a bill today requiring anyone in such a position to inform police of the abuse. Current state law simply requires notifying “the person in charge,” the Wall Street Journal notes.

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Nov 14, 2011 3:22 PM CST
Sue Penn State, JoPa, Sandusky, everyone who should have reported it. Get million$ of dollar$ and tell all victims to do the same. Let the perps pay through their noses!!!
Nov 14, 2011 12:49 PM CST
"to take up a bill today requiring anyone in such a position to inform police of the abuse" You would think common sense and decency would dictate reporting this to the police without the need for a "law" being implemented
Nov 14, 2011 12:24 PM CST
If there is free money to be had, look for plenty of "victims" to crawl out of the woodwork. Defense lawyers will have fun: " Now, tell us exactly what happened, Chubby. Every detail."