By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Close X

Sandusky victim reaches settlement with Penn State

NEED TO KNOW
  • Victim 5's attorney: My client is 'relieved'
  • Jerry Sandusky found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse
  • Penn State says it's working to reach agreement with Sandusky's other victims
Sandusky victim reaches settlement with Penn State

Victim 5 in the Jerry Sandusky case has reached a civil settlement with Penn State University.

On June 22, 2012, a Pennsylvania jury found the former assistant Penn State football guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse. Sandusky was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison. 

Tom Kline, attorney for Victim 5, told CNN on Sunday that details of the settlement are confidential, but he said his client is "relieved."

Read more: Jerry Sandusky speaks: 'A lot of things... transpired'

"There has been for him a very public reliving of horror he experienced as a child," Kline said.

Victim 5 testified in court that he met Sandusky through the coach's Second Mile charity when he was 11 and that Sandusky took him to some Penn State football games. Victim 5 said during one visit on campus, Sandusky exposed himself to him. 

"We were sitting in the sauna, and I had my towel on... then Jerry parted his towel, and he sat back and exposed himself to me," he said.

Read more: What will prison be like for Sandusky?

Victim 5 said he left the sauna to go to the Penn State shower area, where he was assaulted by Sandusky.

At Sandusky's sentencing, Victim 5 said he will never forget the image of Sandusky "forcing himself on me and forcing my hand on him."

Penn State would not comment on Victim's 5's settlement, but it released a statement saying, "The University continues to make progress on multiple settlements." The university has set aside $60 million for payouts.

Join the conversation...

HLNtv.com welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.
Attorney: Sandusky threw a 'Hail Mary'
Penn State Scandal | See all 241 items Attorney: Sandusky threw a 'Hail Mary'

Advertisement