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Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky faces lawsuit

A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the former Penn State assistant football coach alleges he sexually abused a boy and threatened to harm his family.

November 30, 2011|Staff and wire reports
  • Attorney Jeff Anderson filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Jerry Sandusky, alleging his client was sexually abused more than 100 times by the former Penn State assistant football coach.
Attorney Jeff Anderson filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Jerry Sandusky,… (Matt Rourke / Associated…)

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a boy more than 100 times and threatened to harm his family to keep him quiet, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a new accuser who is not part of the criminal case.

The 29-year-old, identified only as John Doe, had never told anyone about the abuse he claims he suffered until Sandusky was charged this month with abusing other boys. His lawyer said he filed a complaint with law enforcement on Tuesday. He became the first plaintiff to file suit in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal a day later.

Sandusky has acknowledged that he showered with boys but denied molesting them. His lawyer did not immediately return a message about the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges Sandusky abused the boy from 1992, when the boy was 10, until 1996 in encounters at the coach's State College home, in a Penn State locker room and on trips, including to a bowl game. The account echoes a grand jury's description of trips, gifts and attention lavished on other boys.

The lawsuit seeks tens of thousands of dollars and names Sandusky, the university and Sandusky's Second Mile charity as defendants. The man says he knew the coach through the charity, which Sandusky founded in 1977, ostensibly to help disadvantaged children in central Pennsylvania.

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Tahoe Olympic bid in works

Nevada has agreed with officials in California to make a run at hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics at Lake Tahoe, in hopes of bringing the Games back to an area where they were held in 1960, Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki said.

If successful, the Games would return to the United States for the first time since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002. Squaw Valley, a resort on the California side of Lake Tahoe, hosted the Winter Games in 1960.

Krolicki told Nevada tourism leaders in Las Vegas on Wednesday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition has a memorandum of understanding with California leaders to try to persuade the U.S. Olympic Committee to back their bid and take it to the International Olympic Committee.

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— Dylan Hernandez

Robbie Keane scored in the first half to give the Galaxy a 1-0 win over an Indonesian all-star team at Jakarta in the first exhibition game of the MLS champions' Asian tour.

Keane took a short pass from Adam Cristman and slotted a right-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net in the 14th minute.

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