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Person Identified as 'Victim 1' Reaches Settlement With Penn State in Sandusky Abuse Case

by on September 06, 2013 7:00 AM

The person known as "Victim 1" in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case has settled all civil claims with Penn State according to the man's lawyer, Michael Boni.

Boni says that "Victim 1," as well as nine other claimants who say Sandusky abused them, have signed the legal documents with the university, ending settlement talks. Boni said he has two or three claimants who are still negotiating with the university. 

Boni says he is pleased with the way Penn State conducted itself throughout the settlement talks.

"They made good on their settlements," Boni says. "They were professional at all times and proceeded in good order."

He would not comment on the exact terms of the settlements.

University Spokesman David La Torre has said that the university is making progress with the various settlements, but could not comment further on the matter.

The university has allotted $60 million to pay Sandusky's victims.

Penn State also reached settlements with 25 other people who say they were abused by Sandusky, including "Victims" 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator, was convicted in June 2012 on 45 counts of child sex abuse. He was sentenced to serve 30 to 60 years in prison.


Adam Lidgett is a freelance reporter who has covered news and feature stories in State College and Centre County.
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