Victim 9 in Sandusky case sues Penn State

 Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs after a jury found him guilty in his sex abuse trial on June 22, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

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  • "Victim 9" was one of 10 victims in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case
  • He claims he was unable to reach a settlement with Penn State University
  • 26 men have settled claims totaling $59.7 million, the university said in October
  • Sandusky was convicted in 2012 in a case that scandalized the fabled college football program
A victim in the sexual abuse case against Jerry Sandusky has sued Penn State University, saying he couldn't reach a settlement with the university over claims that the longtime assistant football coach abused him.
The man, known only as "Victim 9," is one of 10 victims who were part of the criminal trial, in which the Nittany Lions' former defensive coordinator was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse in June 2012.
Since the trial, 26 men have settled claims with Penn State totaling $59.7 million in connection with the Sandusky scandal, the university announced last month.
Sandusky, currently serving a 30- to 60-year sentence, has always maintained that he is innocent and wrongly convicted of abusing young boys he met through his charity, The Second Mile.