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Penn State Asks Court to Put Victim 6 Lawsuit On Hold

by on February 26, 2013 12:49 PM

Attorneys for Penn State and The Second Mile asked a judge earlier this month to grant a stay in the case filed by Victim 6 against the university, Jerry Sandusky and the charity he founded until the criminal trial of three former Penn State administrators wraps.

Counsel is petitioning for the stay because former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz are expected to be witnesses in the case for Victim 6, according to court documents, but have yet to go to trial for their alleged involvement in the concealment of Sandusky's sex crimes, both when he worked as a defensive coordinator at the university and when he was retired.

Curley, Schultz and Spanier are charged with perjury, endangering the welfare of children, failure to report, criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice. They are expected to go to trial in 2014.

Victim 6 filed a civil suit against Penn State, The Second Mile and Sandusky in January. Victim 6, called 'John Doe 6' in the complaint, testified in June that he was assaulted by Sandusky in 1998 in the locker room shower of the Lasch Football Building after an afternoon of working out.

The boy's mother, alarmed by her son's wet hair, found out about the shower and alerted authorities. Then-District Attorney Ray Gricar set up a sting in the mother's home but ultimately decided not to press charges against Sandusky. 

Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30-60 year sentence at SCI Greene, a maximum-security prison about three hours away from Centre County. 

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