Civil Lawsuits Prepped in Penn State Sex Abuse Case
The criminal case is still unfolding in the Penn State child sex abuse case that cost head coach Joe Paterno his job. Now it appears that civil litigation is being prepared against the University saying the administration failed to take action when allegations of sexual abuse was first reported by school employees.
The Daily Beast reported
“This may be the most high-profile sexual abuse case ever,” says Benjamin Andreozzi, a Harrisburg, Pa., lawyer who is representing at least one of the victims listed in grand jury filings. Adreozzi noted that once other potential victims see that they’re “not alone,” perhaps they’ll come forward, too.
Attorneys close to the cases, meanwhile, believe the number of victims will grow dramatically in the coming days. “I think things are going to be fast and furious over the next weeks,” says Manning J. O’Connor, an attorney in Pittsburgh who has been following the case.