New Sandusky Accuser Asks Court to Order Criminal Charges

Says changes to statute of limitations should allow case to proceed.

A man who says Jerry Sandusky molested him during the 1980s is asking a court to order criminal charges in the matter.

“The man, now 43 years old and living in Massachusetts, was 16 at the time he attended a Sandusky-run football camp on the Penn State campus,” AP reports. “His private criminal complaint filed in Centre County alleges two incidences of abuse in which he claims Sandusky subjected him to fondling and oral sex.”

Sandusky’s lawyer denied the allegations.

Prosecutors recently said the statute of limitations had expired on that claim. Under the statute of limitations for crimes committed before 2002, charges could be brought within 12 years of a victim’s 18th birthday. Under current law, childhood victims of sexual assault who were born after August 27, 2002 have 32 years after their 18th birthday to file criminal charges.

The man is asking that the charges be brought under newer rules. 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.