According to Sara Ganim of the Patriot-News, the Children and Youth Services in Pennsylvania has begun investigating former Penn State Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for two new allegations of child abuse. This news is notable for several reasons, not the least of which being that these allegations, if credible, would be "would be the first known cases to be reported since Sandusky’s arrest that involve current children," Ganim writes. "All of the other publicly known cases of alleged victims coming forward have been adults."
Sandusky, who coached under Joe Paterno at Penn State for 30 years before retiring and receiving a professor emeritus title, was arrested earlier this month on 40 counts of child sexual abuse, involving eight children over a 15-year span. Some of the alleged encounters took place on Penn State grounds, including one former assistant coach Mike McQueary, since placed on administrative leave, witnessed in a locker room facility in 2002 as a graduate assistant.
Ganim's report puts forth the possibility that these latest allegations against the disgraced former assistant coach, if true, could raise questions about whether the police took action against him too late.