Sandusky to Prison for Life, Fallout From Case Will Last For Years

With former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky starting a 30-to-60-year prison term, the equivalent of a life sentence for the 68-year-old, fallout from the Sandusky child sex abuse scandal will take years to sort out, reports the Harrisburg Patriot-News. In January, Athletic Director-on-leave Tim Curley and retired senior vice president Gary Schultz are scheduled to stand trial on charges that they lied to the grand jury investigating Sandusky. Mike McQueary, ex-assistant football coach who said saw Sandusky in a shower sexually assaulting a boy in 2001, is suing Penn State for $4 million, saying he was essentially fired for truthfully about how he told his superiors about the incident.

A high school student who charges that Sandusky abused him also has sued Penn State. He has a book scheduled for release this month. Other victims are expected to sue the university. State House Democrats are seeking a vote on a resolution to urge the U.S. attorney general's office to investigate the handling of the Sandusky investigation. Democratic state attorney general candidate Kathleen Kane wants to know whether politics played a role in why the investigation went on for three years before charges were filed in 2011. Some have questioned whether Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, made sure while serving as attorney general that the investigation didn’t interfere with his gubernatorial campaign in 2010.

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