Saturday, one of Jerry Sandusky’s victims settled his civil case with Penn State University; the man has become known as victim number five and he is the first to settle his case. Victim number five’s lawyer, Tom Kline told CNN that the settlement was fair and adequate and his client is just relieved to put this behind him and get on with his life.
Kline said that they signed a confidentiality agreement and cannot release the amount of the settlement, and that his client cannot bring another similar suit against the University. Kline said that he believes that 25 more Sandusky victim suits will be settled in the next few weeks with Penn State.
Sandusky, 69, is currently serving 30-60 years in prison after being convicted in June on 45 counts of child sex abuse. The charges ranged from the “corruption of minors to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse,” according to CNN.
At sentencing, victim number five said that he will never be able to erase what Sandusky did to him, and that he wanted him to pay for his crimes.
Penn State University has another 30 suits to settle and has set aside $60 million for payouts to the victims of Jerry Sandusky. Kline said that he believes that Penn State has accepted "responsibility" and "has earned a right to move forward."
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