Jerry Sandusky’s attorney announced on Wednesday that the former Penn State coaches newest sexual abuse allegation comes from a family member. According to his attorney the case is currently under investigation from Children and Youth Services .
The family member’s case was filed along with another accusation just 60 days ago and both cases are still in their initial stages of investigation.
According to attorney Joe Amendola the allegation stems from issues inside the child’s immediate family and the accusation has been complicated because they occurred before Sandusky’s arrest in early November.
Amendola says of the family member’s accusation:
“That doesn’t surprise me, because we believe there would be a number of copycat allegations, people who really maybe not even had direct contact with Jerry but … try to jump on the bandwagon.”
If either of the cases are proven to be true it would be the first time that currently underage accusers have been brought forward. Sandusky’s current accusers who were abused between the ages of seven and eight years old are now over the age of 18.
Jerry Sandusky was indicted on Nov. 4 and charged with 40 counts of sex crimes against boys after a three-year grand jury investigation was completed.