Penn State child abuse scandal costing university over $237 million

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‘Penn State’s costs in relation to the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal are nearing a quarter of a billion, four years after the former football coach was charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse on young boys over a 15-year period from 1994 to 2009.

According to the school’s latest financial statement, Pennsylvania State University has paid at least $237 million in settlements and fines associated with case, after the school was found to have repeatedly violated campus crime reporting requirements.

The eye-watering tally is a combination of various fees, including the recent $12 million payout to former assistant coach Mike McQueary, who won a whistleblower and defamation case against the school after he testified against Sandusky in 2012.’

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