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"Victim 6" sues Penn State, Jerry Sandusky

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 22, 2013 4:34 PM

(Harrisburg) -- A young man who testified at the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky last summer is suing him, a charity he started, and the university. 

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The man was called "Victim 6" in court papers. He sued Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia, claiming Sandusky's behavior was "ratified'' by The Second Mile charity and Penn State. He's seeking at least $75,000 in damages.

Sandusky was convicted of abusing Victim 6 and nine other boys but maintains his innocence. He's serving a lengthy prison term.

Penn State has declined to comment. Messages for a Second Mile official and Sandusky's civil lawyers haven't been returned.

Victim 6 testified Sandusky called himself "the Tickle Monster'' and grabbed him inside a university shower in 1998. His mother's complaint triggered a police investigation but no charges.

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