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25 of 31 expected to settle with Penn State

August 20, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer brought in to help Penn State resolve civil claims with the victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says he expects 25 of 31 to be settled by the end of the week.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison for child sexual abuse. Attorney Michael Rozen said Monday that "the overwhelming majority" of the eight young men who testified against him last year are among the 25.

A 25-year-old man from suburban Philadelphia, a trial witness referred to as "Victim 5," became the first victim to finalize a deal on Friday. Rozen says the deals include provisions that give the university the right to pursue claims against the university's insurer, The Second Mile charity founded by Sandusky and The Second Mile's insurer.

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