WILLIAMSPORT — Jerry Sandusky finally has been served in prison with a lawsuit brought by one of his alleged victims.
Notice was filed Wednesday in U.S. Middle District Court that an official at the state prison in Greene County, where the former Penn State defensive coordinator is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence, had accepted service for him.
Don Bailey, a former state auditor general who represents the victim identified only as John Doe, had accused in court documents the Department of Corrections of hindering service of the civil complaint that was filed five months ago.
A corrections spokeswoman denied this, saying inmates regularly are served with legal documents.
The plaintiff in this case alleges he was sexually assaulted by Sandusky in a swimming pool on the Penn State campus in 2003.
Although Sandusky now has been served, there likely will be no activity in the case until criminal charges are concluded against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, retired senior vice president Gary Schultz and retired athletic director Tim Curley.
Senior Judge William W. Caldwell granted the university’s motion for a stay. Penn State is among the defendants along with the three facing criminal charges, The Second Mile, Edgewater Psychiatric Center, the State College law firm of McQuaide Blasko and one of its former lawyers, Wendell Courtney.
Edgewater, which is in Harrisburg, is a defendant because the plaintiff claims it referred him to The Second Mile, the charity Sandusky founded. McQuaide Blasko represented Penn State.