Attorney: Jerry Sandusky family member made recent allegation
The attorney for Jerry Sandusky says one of the two new cases of alleged sexual abuse under investigation by Children and Youth Services was made by a family member of Sandusky.
The Patriot-News reported yesterday that the new cases were reported less than 60 days ago and are in the initial stages of investigation.
Attorney Joe Amendola said the allegations stem from difficulties within the child’s immediate family. He said the assault is alleged to have occurred prior to Sandusky’s arrest earlier this month, but was not brought to the authorities attention until after the former Penn State coach was charged.
The Patriot-News is withholding the child’s relationship to Sandusky to shield the child’s identity.