Civil Liberties

Penn State to Pay $59.7 Million to 26 Young Men Over Sandusky Child Sex Abuse

23 deals signed, six agreed to in principle, six claims still pending in court


Penn State said Monday it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle, but did not disclose the names of the recipients. The school faces six other claims, and the university says it believes some of those do not have merit while others may produce settlements.