HARRISBURG — A man who testified he was fondled by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is the first to settle a civil claim against the university, the man's attorney said Saturday.
The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported that the young man known as "Victim 5," who took the stand at Sandusky's criminal trial and sentencing last year, settled for several million dollars.
Attorney Tom Kline confirmed the deal to The Associated Press, but would not specify the dollar amount. He said the parties signed off on the agreement Friday.
He said his 25-year-old client was relieved and expected to receive the money within a month. The man identified himself for his testimony, but AP generally does not identify people who are victims of sex crimes.
The paper reported the deal is the first of 26 settlements expected soon among 31 young men who have pressed claims over the actions of Sandusky.