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Hearing Scheduled in Victim 6 Case

by on March 21, 2013 10:08 AM

After two months of court debate we still don't know whether the federal lawsuit filed by Jerry Sandusky's 'Victim 6' will go to trial on time. Attorneys will argue their case, once again, at court hearing on Tuesday in Philadelphia. 

Federal Judge Anita Brody has scheduled a 2 p.m. court session in this latest attempt to determine how the case will procede. Victim 6 – dubbed 'John Doe 6' in court documents – sued Penn State, The Second Mile and Sandusky in January. Penn State and The Second Mile want his case delayed until other cases are settled. The most significant cases involve three former Penn State administrators' – former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz. 

Penn State said the men will be 'critical witnesses' in the case for Victim 6, but since they won't go to trial until at least 2014, they are expected to refuse to testify. 

Other claims filed against Penn State have been delayed until Spanier's, Curley's and Schultz's case is resolved. 

The attorney for Victim 6 doesn't want the case to be put on hold. 

As a result, court documents have been filed routinely arguing in the favor of either the defendant or the plaintiff. Only Sandusky has not opposed the claim. 

Victim 6 testified he was abused in 1998 in the shower on Penn State's campus by Sandusky. His mother alerted authorities but then-district attorney Ray Gricar didn't press charges. 

Sandusky, 69, is currently serving 30-60 year sentence for his sex crimes at a maximum-security prison about three hours away from State College. His appeal in Centre County was denied in January and he is working on an appeal to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. 


Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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