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Settlement reached in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case

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Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced Monday that the school had reached agreement with 26 of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's victims. According to the school the amount of the 26 settled claims is worth 59.7 million dollars. 

"We hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by Mr. Sandusky, and another step forward for Penn State," said Erickson. "We cannot undo what has been done, but we can and must do everything possible to learn from this and ensure it never happens again at Penn State."

There were 32 total claims filed by alleged victims of Sandusky but the school found six of those claims as being without merit. The school said that there are still three claims that have only been agreed to in principle, and that the paper work is expected to be signed "within the next few weeks."

Sandusky was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for sexual assault of 10 underage boys.

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