Penn State Victim Plans to Sue

Pennsylvania looks to tighten laws on reporting child abuse

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 14, 2011 10:56 AM CST

(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.

In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 file photo, satellite trucks begin to fill a parking lot near Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.
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)
People look at a mural where the image of Jerry Sandusky was painted over and replaced with an empty chair.
People look at a mural where the image of Jerry Sandusky was painted over and replaced with an empty chair.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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