The first civil lawsuit in the Jerry Sandusky case will be filed today by an attorney representing a man who said he was “repeatedly sexually abused" by the former assistant football coach, according to a press release.
Minnesota lawyer Jeff Anderson will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. at the Omni Hotel in Philadelphia to discuss the lawsuit, in which Sandusky, Penn State and The Second Mile are defendants. The complaint will be filed today in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of an unidentified man, referred to as “John Doe A,” according to the release.
A representative from Anderson's office said the press conference will not be streamed live.
John Doe A was not among the boys included in the 23-page grand jury presentment that detailed incidents connected to Sandusky’s 40 counts on seven different charges of sexual abuse of children.
The plaintiff is also being represented by Marci Hamilton, an attorney from Washington Crossing, Pa.
According to the civil complaint, John Doe A met Sandusky in 1992 when he was 10 years old through The Second Mile, a non-profit Sandusky founded in 1977. Over four years, Sandusky sexually abused John Doe more than 100 times, according to the civil complaint.
Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, could not be reached for comment.
Penn State spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz declined comment as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday but said she would provide a statement from the university when one is completed.
Check back with collegian.psu.edu for more updates.