Authorities in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania report an increase in calls to their child abuse hotlines since the breaking of the Penn State scandal.
The State Department of Public Welfare in Pennsylvania received 4,832 calls to their hotline during the week of November 7 through 11, about double the five-day average, according to CBS News.
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families reported a 40 percent increase in calls since the end of October. New York’s State Office of Children and Family Services said their number of calls had increased significantly also.
Also, the attorney for Jerry Sandusky says one of the two new cases of alleged sexual abuse under investigation by Children and Youth Services was made by a family member of Sandusky.
The Patriot-News reported that two new alleged sexual abuse cases had been reported against Sandusky, and one of them was made by a Sandusky family member.
Attorney Joe Amendola said the allegations arose because of problems in the child's immediate family. He said the assault allegedly occurred before Sandusky was arrested, but was not reported until after he had been charged.
And according to the Patriot-News, Sue Paterno, the wife of former Penn State football coach Joe, was told to leave a campus pool on Wednesday, and was told she could not longer use the facility to exercise.