Another Penn State child sexual assault settlement
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An attorney says seven young men he represents have finalized deals with Penn State over claims of abuse by the school’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.
Lawyer Matt Casey said Friday his clients include Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt Sandusky, and three victims who testified last summer against Jerry Sandusky at his criminal trial. Casey said a fifth client, known as “Victim 2″ in court records, also reached a settlement.
“Victim 2″ was the boy seen by graduate assistant Mike McQueary being attacked by Sandusky in a shower. Casey didn’t disclose the settlement terms, and the university has not announced the deals.
The first settlement among the dozens of lawsuits filed was announced over a week ago. Other Lawyers involved in the talks said Friday they are still working with the university but haven’t signed off on a final agreement.
Williamsport lawyer Clifford Rieders told WKOK he’s hoping to negotiate acceptable language about a provision the school wants to let it sue in the victims’ names. He said they are close to agreement but nothing has been signed yet. He plans to call the WKOK live telephone talkshow this coming Thursday, with an update on his case.
Harrisburg attorney Chuck Schmidt says his deal is “pretty much done” and his client should sign the paperwork in the next week. Minneapolis attorney Jeff Anderson describes talks that concern his two clients as “a work in progress.” The one deal announced so far involves the man known as Victim 5, who testified at Sandusky’s trial last year.