In her first public statement after being appointed the chairwoman of the Penn State board of trustees, Karen Peetz made a bold and direct statement about the alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky:
"Immediately, we will reach out to the victims we know of and seek to pay for their abuse-related health costs, to pay for related counseling they have had to date, and to pay for counseling going forward related to the abuse."
The Patriot-News has reached out to those victims and their families or attorneys who have been amenable to speaking confidentially to the press.
Four were reached. None had heard a peep from Penn State.