Report: First Settlement in Sandusky Scandal, Victim 5 Reaches Agreement With Penn State
Published reports say Penn State has reached a multimillion dollar settlement with a man who was sexually abused former football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The man, known as Victim 5 in court documents, was assaulted in a campus shower, six months after former football assistant coach Mike McQueary reported seeing another boy being assaulted, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Thomas Kline, the Philadelphia attorney representing Victim 5, says his client did not want to comment on the case, but is "relieved".
The Philadelphia Inquirer says this is the first of 26 cases that will be settled in the coming week. StateCollege.com contacted Kline but a request for comment was not immediately returned.
Penn State spokesperson David La Torre would not confirm reports that settlements have been reached saying, "The University continues to make progress on multiple settlements but does not have a comment at this time."
Penn State has approved spending up to $60 million to settle cases with Sandusky's victims. No information has been released concerning the size of the monetary settlement for Victim 5.
Sandusky is now serving 30 to 60 years in prison for abusing young boys.
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