Pennsylvania State University is moving closer toward putting its infamous sex-abuse scandal behind it. The school has reached its first settlement with one of the victims of Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach who sexually abused children for years. Twenty-five more settlements will be announced within the next two weeks.
The agreement, announced yesterday, includes a multimillion-dollar payment to victim No. 5 and is among the largest of the settlements reached with the 26 victims. Victim No. 5’s payment is larger because his abuse occurred after Penn State officials had been notified of Sandusky’s inappropriate behavior, according to Michael Rozen, a partner at Feinberg Rozen, which is representing Penn State.