‘Victim 1’ hires lawyers in Penn State abuse case
The person known as ”Victim 1” in the Penn State child
sex-abuse case has hired legal counsel.
Philadelphia-area lawyers Michael Boni and Slade McLaughlin said
in a statement Monday that they have been retained to represent
Victim 1 and his mother.
Authorities say Victim 1 is among eight boys molested over 15
years by Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football
coach. Sandusky says he is innocent.
Boni says he anticipates filing a lawsuit against Sandusky and
others ”when the time is right.”
A grand jury began investigating Sandusky after Victim 1’s
mother reported Sandusky sexually assaulted her son in Clinton
County in 2008.
The attorneys say they have also represented victims of the
clergy sex-abuse scandal in the Philadelphia archdiocese.