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Three new possible Sandusky victims emerge

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky may have sexually abused young boys before 1998. Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of sexually abuse against ten victims in June.

Of the crimes Sandusky was found guilty of committing, the first instance of abuse occurred in 1998. Now it seems Sandusky may have been abusing children as early as the 1970s.

From The Patriot-News:

Sources close to the Jerry Sandusky case say that three men have come forward and told police that they were abused in the 1970s or 1980s by the convicted pedophile.

They are the first men to allege abuse before the 1990s, and if found to be credible, would directly attack the 68-year-old's defense argument that a person doesn't become pedophile in his or her 50s.

In the early 1970s, when one of the men says he was abused, Jerry Sandusky would have been in his late 20s.

The report says that police are aware that these three new victims have come forward. It's not known whether these three were contacted by Louis Freeh during his investigation, the results of which were released last week.

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