Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — A key witness — Victim 1 — against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has a book deal and will soon reveal his identity.
FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in custody after being found guilty of multiple charges of child sexual abuse in Bellefonte, Pa Sandusky has been recommended for designation as a sexually violent predator, a legal status that would require lifetime registration with authorities, according to a person who has read an assessment board's report to a judge in the case. The recommendation from the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board was disclosed to The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 by the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the report's confidential nature. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Ballantine Bantam Dell announced Thursday that "Silent No More: Victim (hash)1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky," is coming out Oct. 23. The memoir will be co-written by the victim's mother and psychologist.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but Ballantine plans a donation to a charity for victims of child abuse.
Victim 1 first alerted authorities in 2008 that he had been abused and helped launch the investigation leading to Sandusky's conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Now 18, Victim 1 will reveal his identity on the day of the book's release in an interview with ABC television's Chris Cuomo.