PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to Stephen E. Raynes, Esquire:
"We today filed a lawsuit against Jerry Sandusky and Penn State University on behalf of a young man, whose identity we ask be kept confidential. Beginning in 2005 – when this boy was only twelve years old – and continuing for almost four years, Sandusky repeatedly sexually assaulted him. As was unanimously found beyond a reasonable doubt by the jury at Sandusky's criminal trial, Sandusky engaged in a prolonged course of sexually assaulting this child.
By the time this boy was introduced to Sandusky on the Penn State Campus, the top administrators at Penn State knew that Sandusky was a sexual predator. Since last summer when Mr. Freeh released his detailed initial investigation, the known number of Sandusky's victims has more than doubled. It's now clear that Penn State enabled Sandusky to sexually abuse more than twenty other children before Sandusky preyed on this boy. Each of those tragic assaults provided Penn State with the opportunity to stop Sandusky, opportunities which Penn State squandered. We will learn through this lawsuit why that happened and what additional lessons Penn State should learn from this tragic episode in its history.
Over the last year, we worked closely with Michael Rozen, the mediator selected by Penn State, to try to reach a settlement and spare this young man the ordeal of a trial. Penn State has acknowledged that his claim is by far the most significant and that he is the most severely harmed of the boys abused by Sandusky. Penn State's refusal to compensate him adequately for what he needs and deserves has forced us to file this lawsuit. We trust and believe that a jury will compel Penn State to finally fulfill its responsibilities to this young man."
SOURCE Raynes McCarty