New Sandusky Allegation Is From Family Member

His attorney confirms to Patriot-News
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2011 3:47 PM CST
A 1999 photo of then Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.   (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

(Newser) – The Patriot-News adds a disturbing detail to the Jerry Sandusky saga: One of two new allegations of sexual abuse comes from a family member. The Harrisburg newspaper is withholding the identity of the alleged victim. Sandusky's lawyer said the abuse allegedly occurred before Sandusky's arrest, but it wasn't reported until after the scandal broke. He attributed the allegations to, in the words of the Patriot-News, "difficulties within the child's immediate family." Sandusky and his wife have adopted six children and taken in foster kids, notes the Washington Post.

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