Among them was Sandusky's son Matt Sandusky. The younger Sandusky revealed on the eve of his expected testimony at his father's criminal trial that he had been a victim of child abuse at the hands of his father.
One of the other high profile victims who was folded into this settlement was a young man who figured prominently in the Sandusky story.
Identified only as Victim #2, the young man was the child seen by then graduate assistant Mike McQueary as he was being assaulted in Penn State football's locker room shower.
It was that victim's story that McQueary said he told now deceased legendary football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno claimed that he was unsure that his grad assistant had seen actual child molestation, but nonetheless he passed the story on to his superiors in the university's administrative offices.
Victim #2's story is also at the heart of the cases against two of those administrative officers who were indicted on charges of perjury, for allegedly lying to a grand jury about what they heard from Paterno and the actions they took or didn't take as a result of that.
There are a total of 31 victims who have come forward alleging abuse and sued the school for damages, with eight having settled to this point. The terms of the settlements have not been disclosed.
Jerry Sandusky remains in prison after his conviction on 45 counts of of raping or fondling boys both on and off the university's campus. The majority of the young men were part of a charity Sandusky maintained called The Second Mile.
This story continues.