HARRISBURG, Pa. — A lawyer brought in by Penn State to help resolve civil claims with former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse victims said Monday he expects 25 of 31 to be settled by the end of the week.

Attorney Michael Rozen said “the overwhelming majority” of the eight young men who testified against Sandusky last year are among the 25. A 25-year-old man from suburban Philadelphia, a trial witness referred to as “Victim 5,” became the first to finalize a deal Friday.

Rozen said all of the deals include provisions to give the university the right to pursue claims against the university’s insurer, The Second Mile charity founded by Sandusky and The Second Mile’s insurer.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison for child sexual abuse. Rozen said the “value” of the claims depended in part on whether they happened after 2001, when top-ranking school officials were told by a graduate assistant about Sandusky with a child in a team shower, or before 1998, the earliest documented example of a Sandusky complaint.