Hearing set in newest Sandusky sex assault case

The man that came forward last month and claimed Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted him in late 1980s will have a day in court later this year.

Anthony Spinelli Jr. is appealing a ruling by the state Office of Attorney General, which denied a private criminal complaint brought by Spinelli against the former Penn State assistant football coach. Last Thursday, President Judge Thomas King Kistler scheduled a hearing on the matter for Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in Bellefonte.

Spinelli, now in his 40s, came forward in early June and alleged that Sandusky sexually assaulted him at a football camp in 1988, when he was 16 years old. The attorney general’s office declined to bring the charges against Sandusky because the statute of limitations had expired, although prosecutors found Spinelli’s story to be “compelling,” according to court documents.