Jerry Sandusky Victims: Child And Youth Services Investigating Alleged Abuse Of Victims Still Under 18
According to Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News, Children and Youth Services in Pennsylvania have begun investigating two new cases of alleged sexual abuse by former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. The fact that these two news cases are being investigated by CYS indicates that the potential victims are currently under the age of 18.
This report came on Tuesday, just hours after Sandusky's lawyer, Joseph Amendola, revealed on ABC's "Good Morning America" that he fears more charges could be leveled against his client.
"My concern is if they bring new charges based upon new people coming forth, that bail's going to be set," Amendola said to "Good Morning America." And he's going to wind up in jail."
Ever since Sandusky's Nov. 5 arrest on charges that he abused eight boys over a 15-year span, new accounts of alleged abuse have surfaced. Less than a week after Sandusky's arrest, FOX 29 in Philadelphia reported that the number of victims that had come forward was already double the number from the grand jury report. Subsequent reports indicated that the alleged abuse by the longtime defensive coordinator and founder of a charity for at-risk youth could have begun as far back as the 1970s.
With the two new cases being investigated by Children and Youth Services involving minors -- investigations involving possible victims of child abuse who have since turned 18 are investigated by the police -- attention may shift from when the alleged abuse began to how recently it could possibly have taken place.
Of the eight alleged victims identified in the grand jury report, the boy identified as "Victim 1" details the most recent abuse, citing sexual contact with Sandusky in 2007 and 2008. The mother of "Victim 1," who is now 18, recently spoke with The Huffington Post.
CLICK HERE to read the mother of "Victim 1" speak about the alleged abuse of her son as well as the treatment he received from disbelieving school officials.