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Three men say they were abused by Jerry Sandusky in '70s or '80s

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs after his conviction in a child sex abuse trial in Bellefonte, Penn. on June 22, 2012.

Three men have told police they were abused by Jerry Sandusky in the 1970s or 1980s, according to a local report Monday.

Sources close the Sandusky case say they are the first people to allege abuse before the 1990s by the 68-year-old convicted pedophile, The Patriot-News reported

In the early 1970s when one of the men said he was abused, the former Penn State assistant football coach would have been in his late 20s.

Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 counts of child sex abuse against 10 victims. As the case unfolded, more alleged victims came forward – including Sandusky’s adopted son – to say they were also abused.

The grand jury investigation is still meeting and could potentially hear from more alleged victims. When Sandusky is sentenced in September, he could face hundreds of years behind bars for the crimes for which he was convicted.

There is no mention of victims before the 1990s in the Freeh report, an independent account detailing the results of an eight-month internal investigation of the actions of Penn State employees.  The report, authored by Judge Louis Freeh and his law firm, was made public Thursday. 

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