Penn State trustee low on sympathy for ‘so-called victims’

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State trustee says he’s “running out of sympathy” for “so-called victims” of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky following the conviction of a former Penn State president over his handling of a 2001 complaint about Sandusky.

The comments by Al Lord were reported Thursday by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The chairman of Penn State’s board says Lord’s comments don’t reflect the views of the board or the university. Chairman Ira Lubert says the university’s “thoughts remain” with Sandusky’s victims.

Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys and is serving a decades-long prison term. He says he’s innocent and is appealing.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted of endangering children by not alerting child welfare authorities to a report of suspected child sex abuse by Sandusky. He plans to appeal.

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