Penn State is offering free child-abuse counseling services to the alleged victims of former university assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The university Wednesday described the arrangement with Praesidium Inc., an abuse risk management company, as a way to fulfill a commitment made by school officials after Sandusky was charged in November.
Sandusky is on house arrest awaiting a mid-May trial on charges he sexually abused 10 boys over 15 years. He denies the allegations.
''We're just committed to those who may have suffered abuse,'' Trustee Mark Dambly, who heads the board's newly-formed outreach committee, said in a telephone interview. ''We hope and ask that those who need help call the number and begin to get counseling as early as possible.''
The services are confidential and will be provided by counselors from outside Penn State; the phone number and email address to reach Praesidium in connection with the Penn State case was activated Wednesday. It was not known how...