Sources close to the Jerry Sandusky case say that three men have come forward and told police they were abused in the 1970s or 1980s by the convicted pedophile.
They are the first men to allege abuse before the 1990s. If they’re found to be credible, it would directly attack the 68-year-old's defense argument that a person doesn't become pedophile in his or her 50s, according to The Patriot-News.
In the early 1970s, when one of the men says he was abused, Jerry Sandusky would have been in his late 20s.
Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of child sex abuse against 10 victims. As the jury was deliberating, more victims, including his own adopted son, were speaking publicly for the first time about being abused.
The grand jury investigation that led to his arrest is still meeting and could be hearing from more potential victims, but the attorney general's office has not said if more charges will be filed. When he is sentenced in September, Sandusky could face hundreds of years behind bars.
It is not known, however, if these men were contacted or interviewed by Louis Freeh's team, which was hired by Penn State to do an internal review of the scandal and the University's response.
Freeh’s Report was made public Thursday, and when he was asked if he looked for alleged victims prior to 1998, he responded "yes." He did not say what they found. There is no mention in his report of victims before the 1990s.