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Victim 9 Files Abuse Claim vs. Sandusky, Penn State

(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case.  Credit:  Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case. Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A young man who testified at Jerry Sandusky’s sex abuse trial is suing the former coach and Penn State for what he says was nearly four years of assaults while he was a child.

The lawsuit by the man known as Victim 9 in criminal court records was filed Thursday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

It claims he wouldn’t have been victimized if university officials had reported Sandusky to police.

A university spokesman declined comment, and a message left for a lawyer who’s represented Sandusky in other civil litigation wasn’t immediately returned.

The lawsuit asserts an assault and battery claim against Sandusky. The university is sued for negligence and recklessness, tortious conduct, misrepresentation and infliction of emotional distress.

Six of 45 counts for which Sandusky was convicted concern Victim 9.

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