One of the victims in the Jerry Sandusky case sued Penn State Friday, alleging university officials made deliberate decisions not to report Sandusky, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The victim, known as Victim 1 during the trial, was the one who reported Sandusky to authorities in November of 2009, leading to the state investigation and subsequent criminal charges. The suit describes the actions of Penn State officials as "a function of (Penn State's) purposeful, deliberate and shameful subordination of the safety of children to its economic self-interests, and to its interest in maintaining and perpetuating its reputation."
According to the lawsuit, Sandusky assaulted Victim 1 more than 100 times during a three-year period ending in 2008. Victim 1 testified during the trial and Sandusky was found guilty on all six charges related to him. The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Penn State spokesman Dave La Torre declined to comment on the lawsuit, but said the university takes the cases very seriously and their goal is to find solutions for the victims.