Prosecutors Won’t Pursue New Sandusky Claim
The attorney general’s office will not pursue a new claim against Jerry Sandusky, saying the statute of limitations has expired on the claim.
Altoona attorney Daniel Kiss released a statement Wednesday that claimed his client was sexually abused by Sandusky while attending a football camp at Penn State in 1988. The victim sought criminal charges against Sandusky but was turned down by Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office last week.
“The attorney reviewed the applicable statutes and found that the case couldn’t be filed because it had surpassed the statute of limitations,” said Chuck Ardo, Kane’s press secretary. “They just didn’t feel that the case could be filed under the statutes as written.”
Under the statute of limitations for crimes committed before 2002, charges could be brought within 12 years of a victim’s 18th birthday. Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, is currently serving a minimum of 30 years in prison for his convictions of molesting 10 boys he met through charity activities.