Posted by Adam Jacobi
As reported on Tuesday, former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is being investigated in two new cases of child abuse by Pennslyvania's Youth and Child Services. Under state law, this means that the two new accusers are still under the age of 18, while all the alleged victims in the charges Sandusky currently faces are now adults. Now, according to Sandusky's lawyer Joe Amendola, it appears that one of the two accusers comes from Sandusky's family.
The attorney for Jerry Sandusky says one of the two new cases of alleged sexual abuse under investigation by Children and Youth Services was made by a family member.
Amendola said the allegations stem from difficulties within the child's immediate family. He said the assault is alleged to have occurred prior to Sandusky's arrest earlier this month, but was not brought to the authorities attention until after the former Penn State coach was charged.
The Patriot-News is withholding the child's relationship to Sandusky to shield the child's identity.