Penn State Scandal: Number Of Abused Children Now Thought To Be Close To 20

Just when it seemed the Penn State scandal had hit rock bottom, Fox 29 in Philadelphia is reporting that the number of children sexually abused by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has doubled to nearly 20 victims.

Though eight victims were named in the grand jury presentment released Saturday, two phone numbers were posted Monday by state officials for other victims to call and investigators now have new leads. 

Sandusky is being charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse, all of young boys, several of which are alleged to have occurred on the premises of Penn State football facilities. Though head coach Joe Paterno and athletic director Tim Curley, now on administrative leave, were alerted to at least one allegation in 2002, Sandusky remained affiliated with the program and was seen using the school's weight room as recently as last week.

-- For developing coverage on the Penn State scandal, visit our StoryStream.

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