PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, Pa., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Two years after former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of abuse, another lawsuit has been filed against the ex-coach, Penn State and the Second Mile Charity.
The lawsuit was filed Aug. 18 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of the plaintiff, referred to as "D.F." in order to protect the alleged victim, who was a child at the time. The attorney for "D.F.," Bret Southard, told local media his client is a new case, not one of the ones previously brought when the scandal first broke. Court documents filed by the alleged victim's attorney said he was 8 years old when he first met Sandusky in 2004. Those documents also show in 2008 or 2009, Sandusky "traveled to plaintiff's hometown in Pennsylvania for the specific purpose of taking (him) on a shopping spree." Southard said that trip also allegedly involved sexual abuse.
The lawsuit asks for $550,000 from the three defendants, plus punitive damages with interest.
In June, Sandusky's adopted son told Oprah that his alleged abuse had become a nighttime "ritual."
Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison.