נישט בחינם האט זיך סאקמער און די אגודה צאמגענימען מיט די קאטאליקען, ליינט וואס טיט זיך, מע מיינט די קעשענע.
Plaintiff in first civil lawsuit against Jerry Sandusky claims he was abused more than 100 times by former Penn State coach
Complaint says Sandusky threatened 'John Doe A' and family
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Originally Published: Wednesday, November 30 2011, 9:27 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 1 2011, 12:49 AM
The first civil lawsuit in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case at Penn State was filed in a Pennsylvania court Wednesday, as attorneys for the 29-year-old alleged victim outlined extensive abuse by Sandusky, the former PSU assistant football coach, including threats to the plaintiff to keep silent.
“This is focused on the institutional concealment and failure of Penn State and the Second Mile to protect kids from sexual predators,” said attorney Jeff Anderson at a press conference at the Omni Hotel in Philadelphia. “The lawsuit begs the question, ‘why did so many men for so long protect the institution of Penn State at the peril of so many kids?’ ”
Sandusky has been charged with 40 counts of sexually abusing children, including rape. He faces a preliminary hearing on Dec. 13.
The complaint filed Wednesday names Sandusky, Penn State and The Second Mile charity Sandusky founded, and describes an atmosphere of negligence dating back to the 1970s, a stretch of time decades earlier than the charges contained in a grand jury report released earlier this month charging Sandusky with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period. The lawsuit includes eight counts, ranging from childhood sex abuse to negligence and negligent supervision, as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy to endanger children.
The suit was filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas by Anderson, a prominent advocate for child sex abuse victims, and Cardozo Law School professor Marci Hamilton, who said at the press conference that they are filing on behalf of “John Doe A,” whose abuse was not disclosed in the grand jury report.
“This is an institutional case,” Hamilton said. “Two institutions that were tightly bound together, Second Mile and Penn State and the football program, in particular, that let Sandusky continue with his behavior.”
Anderson said he felt he had enough information to go to authorities Tuesday with his client’s allegations. “This was a classic demonstration of predatory behavior,” Anderson said. “Jerry was a kind, giving loving mentor.
Posted by Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg at 12/01/2011
לא לחינם הלך זרזיר אצל עורב
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg