Eight of the 10 alleged sexual abuse victims of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky were abused on the Penn State campus. From an athletics administration standpoint, that has to be the most noteworthy revelation to emerge from a court document filed Thursday by the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.
One of the alleged victims was abused during separate trips to bowl games, and another was abused at his own school, according to the document. As reported by the Associated Press, new details also show Sandusky's alleged victims at the time ranged in age from 8 to 17.
Penn State's handling of Sandusky came into question after a grand jury presentment last fall detailed one graduate assistant coach's eyewitness account of Sandusky in the shower of Penn State's Lasch Football Building with a boy believed to be 10 years old. That as many as seven additional victims were abused on the PSU campus calls into further question how Sandusky's alleged crimes could have escaped detection and proper authoritative action for 13 years.
Sandusky, 68, maintains his innocence as he remains confined to his home while awaiting trial on 52 criminal counts. Jury selection is scheduled to begin May 14. A defense motion earlier this week to delay the trial was denied.