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Alleged sex abuse victim files first lawsuit against Jerry Sandusky

Former Penn State assistant football coach Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky leaves the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot in State College, Pa., Nov. 5, 2011
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(CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA - Another victim has come forward claiming sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, but this time it's in a lawsuit - the first filed against Sandusky in the scandal.

The suit was filed Wednesday and identifies the plaintiff only as John Doe. It claims Sandusky abused the plaintiff as a boy over 100 times from 1992-1996, and also of threatening the boy's family to keep them quiet about the encounters. 

The lawsuit claims Sandusky abused the boy, now under 30, when he was as young as 10.

The plaintiff is not among the eight victims identified in a grand jury report released earlier this month that described a series of alleged assaults involving Sandusky and young boys.

The suit says Sandusky met the boy through his charity, the Second Mile, and provided him with gifts, travel, and other privileges.

Sandusky is previously charged with 40 counts of abusing eight boys over 15 years, allegations that were not brought to the attention of authorities, though high-level people at Penn State are suspected to have had knowledge of the incidents. Sandusky has acknowledged showering and embracing young boys, but not molesting them.

Complete coverage of the Penn State child-sex abuse scandal on Crimesider


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