Penn State to Pay Sandusky Victims $59.7M
Money will go to 26 men who were abused
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 28, 2013 12:44 PM CDT
This June 22, 2012 file photo shows Jerry Sandusky arriving at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

(Newser) – Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university made the announcement today, and says it has concluded negotiations that have lasted about a year. The school says 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle. The school faces six other claims, and says some don't have merit but others may produce settlements.

The university said on the day last year that Sandusky was convicted of 45 criminal counts it was determined to compensate his victims. Sandusky maintains his innocence and is seeking a new trial while he serves a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence. The university's disclosure comes after some of the attorneys involved had confirmed they settled.

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Lou Bernardo
Oct 29, 2013 5:18 AM CDT
The victims should just grow up and get over it and stop acting like girlieboys. Young teenagers go in the military and get shot up and legs blown off and they seem able to cope. Being "touched" is no worse than getting a good punch in the mouth in a brawl. Maybe if they were men they would have given Mr. Sandusky a whack and said get your hands or whatever off me and don;t do it again or I'll file a complaint. Years ago women who were sexually harassed gave the guy a slap in the mouth and today they run for a lawyer.
MisterPlinkett
Oct 29, 2013 4:46 AM CDT
They'll just jack up the tuition even more. Not to mention that PSU accepts large amounts of tax payer dollars. No skin off PSU's ass.
DougMasters
Oct 28, 2013 1:42 PM CDT
these people deserve proffesional treatment for life. paid for out of the pocket of the organization that fostered an environment where they could be victimized. however. i wonder how much of this jack pays for the lawyers.