During an interview with federal authorities, a witness claimed that Jerry Sandusky and a Penn State booster chartered a private plane to sexually assault boys.
The United States Postal Inspectors opened a new investigation in order to find out if Sandusky shared child pornography, this is how the witness came forward.
The unidentified source, who “has a strong tie to the booster he is accusing,” is claiming that Sandusky and the fundraiser sexually abused two boys while on a private plane in Pennsylvania, RadarOnline reported. The source did not know if the two children were among Sandusky’s ten already identified victims.
It is unclear why this witness did not step forward during the Sandusky trial, where he was convicted on 45 counts related to his sexual abuse. Federal authorities are continuing to investigate the new uncorroborated claims.
“The witness doesn’t know if the boys are victims who have already been identified or not,” the source told Radar. “He claims it happened on a private plane, with no pilot or crew around, and that he was an eyewitness.”
“His claim is being taken seriously by investigators. They have already asked another man who is connected to one of the victims if he knew anything about this. And they are following up with other potential witnesses.”
While the former assistant football coach awaits his sentencing for the crimes, the NCAA is enforcing a multi-year bowl ban on Penn State’s football team, invalidating 112 of their wins and fining the school $60 million.