Man, 22, sues PSU officials, Sandusky over alleged abuse
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A 22-year-old man who claims Jerry Sandusky molested him while swimming at a Second Mile summer camp filed suit Monday in federal court in Scranton against the former Nittany Lions assistant football coach, Penn State University, Second Mile and a number of other figures in the center of the abuse scandal.
The man, called "John Doe" in the lawsuit, claims all played a hand in allowing the abuse to occur and all are partially responsible for the abuse he claims he suffered in 2005.
"All ... engaged in a cover-up that led to severe and permanent emotional and other injuries suffered by the plaintiff," according to the suit.
In the suit, the man alleges he was referred to the Second Mile Summer Challenge by Edgewater Psychiatric Center, also named in the lawsuit.
The man said in the summer of 2005, when he was 14, Sandusky touched him inappropriately while he was swimming at camp.
The man "has suffered deep upset and injury and has been permanently injured emotionally and has been traumatized by the abuse he has suffered at the hands of the defendants," the suit alleges.
The plaintiff cited sexual assault, negligence, violation of his constitutional rights, civil conspiracy and intentional infliction of emotional distress as grounds for the suit. He is seeking attorneys' fees and punitive damages.
First Published October 17, 2012 12:14 am