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Penn State Investigating New Sexual Abuse Allegation Against Jerry Sandusky


Penn State police are investigating a new sexual abuse allegation brought against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, according to the Centre Daily Times.

University spokesperson Wyatt DuBois and police confirmed to the newspaper on Wednesday that an individual visited the Lasch Football Building on Tuesday and told authorities that they were sexually assaulted by Sandusky between June 2000 and September 2010.

"This incident report is the result of the university's internal and external reporting procedures upon receipt of a new allegation of abuse by Jerry Sandusky," DuBois told the Centre Daily Times on Wednesday. "An investigation is ongoing and we have no further comment."

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Al Lindsay, Sandusky's defense lawyer, told the newspaper on Thursday that he had not spoken to Sandusky about the allegation.

Sandusky is set to be re-sentenced on Nov. 8 for his 45-count child molestation conviction. He was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison.

In February, Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial in Pennsylvania appeals court. The court ordered a new sentencing after ruling the mandatory minimums were improperly applied. 

Sandusky's 2011 arrest led to Penn State firing head coach Joe Paterno and pushing out university president Graham Spanier. The university has paid more than $100 million to people who said they were abused by Sandusky.