Child Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Penn State and Leads to Ousting of Legendary State football coach Joe Paterno

Our Miami personal injury lawyers represent children and adults in South Florida seeking to recover damages for injuries they sustained as a result of sexual abuse. We know how devastating injuries from sexual assault and molestation can be for the victims, and we are sensitive to our clients’ situations while doing our best to obtain financial recovery.

Occasionally, on our South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog site, we report on related stories occurring outside the state. One headline that has been making national papers is the allegations against ex-Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The 67-year-old has been indicted on 40 criminal counts for allegedly sexually abusing a number of boys over a 15-year period.

After retiring from the college in 2009, Sandusky continued to use the school’s facilities to work with at-risk kids, some of whom he allegedly molested and sexually assaulted. The child sex abuse incidents occurred over a 15-year-period.

Famous Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been fired because he didn’t do more to stop the abuses from happening. Meantime, Tim Curley, who is Penn State’s athletic director, and Gary Schultz, who is business vice president, have been charged with perjury for not reporting the sexual abuse allegations.

Our Palm Beach sex abuse lawyers wouldn’t be surprised if the victims, a number of them are now adults, and their families decide to pursue sexual abuse damages not just from Sandusky, but also from Penn State and those that should have known about the abuse or if they did, they then covered up the incidents.

Penn State Scandal Timeline: Key Dates In The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case, Huffington Post, November 9, 2011
Penn State sex scandal: Jerry Sandusky ran boys camps for years, Los Angeles Times, November 8, 2011

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