Penn State University officials announced on Oct. 28 that after a year of negotiations, the university has come to terms with 26 of the victims of former PSU assistant football coach and convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky.
Penn State will be awarding $59.7 million to 26 of Sandusky’s male victims.
Penn State News reported that 23 of the 26 agreements are fully signed, while three are still agreements in principle.
Penn State University President Rodney Erickson said today:
“We hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by Mr. Sandusky, and another step forward for Penn State.”
“We cannot undo what has been done, but we can and must do everything possible to learn from this and ensure it never happens again at Penn State.”
In June, 2012, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse and subsequently sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. Upon that conviction, Penn State went on record as saying that the university wanted to compensate Sandusky’s victims.
In Jan. 2013, a judge denied Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial.
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