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Another Sandusky accuser comes forward

Pennsylvania State Attorney General's Office via Reuters

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was led away by police after his arrest Nov. 5.

A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man plans to sue former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, alleging that Sandusky gave him whiskey and sexually abused him in an office at the university's football building in 2004, the man's lawyer said.

The lawyer, Chuck Schmidt of Harrisburg, Pa., told several Pennsylvania TV stations and newspapers Tuesday that the man was 12 years old when he was assaulted.

The man, whose identity isn't being released because he was a minor at the time of the alleged assault, was staying overnight at Sandusky's Second Mile children's charity, Schmidt said.

Sandusky is charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse over a period of 15 years. He admitted to showering with young boys but has denied the abuse allegations.

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The new allegation, which comes from someone who is not among the eight young men cited in the charges against Sandusky, was first reported Monday night by WHP-TV of Harrisburg.

"At the time, he was vulnerable, his mom passed away, his dad was ill," Schmidt told the station.

"When all of the publicity came out, that made him realize there were a lot more people involved than just himself," he said.

Schmidt told the Harrisburg Patriot-Ledger that he was still trying to corroborate the claims by visiting the football building to see where the alleged incident might have taken place.

Sandusky is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Tuesday, during which at least one of his alleged victims is expected to testify. His attorney, Joseph Amendola, said Tuesday that he was "looking forward to this opportunity" to question his client's accusers.

"Although the preliminary hearing is not a trial but simply a probable cause proceeding, we will, for the very first time, have the opportunity to face Jerry's accusers and question them under oath about their allegations," Amendola told NBC station WJAC of Johnstown, Pa.

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