Nightly News | November 17, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Now to the latest on that awful child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University , and signs tonight that more victims may be willing to come forward. NBC 's Peter Alexander reports tonight from the Penn State campus.
PETER ALEXANDER reporting: With the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal growing, several lawyers tell NBC News more potential victims of Jerry Sandusky are now coming forward and beginning to share their stories of abuse, some reportedly dating back to the 1970s .
Mr. BEN ANDREOZZI (Attorney for Victims): There's comfort in numbers. And I think that they now understand that we're not alone.
ALEXANDER: Ben Andreozzi represents at least two alleged victims, one of them not included in the grand jury report. Andreozzi says that man has been told by authorities he is victim number 11.
Mr. ANDREOZZI: My client was sexually assaulted by Mr. Sandusky in the early '90s, and he was sexually assaulted on the grounds of Penn State University .
ALEXANDER: Also today The New York Times reports officials at The Second Mile , Sandusky 's children's charity, discovered several years of documents missing. According to The Times , investigators are concerned those missing files may limit their ability to determine whether Sandusky used charity funds to recruit new victims or even buy their silence. Just weeks after then graduate assistant Mike McQueary witnessed Sandusky allegedly sexually assaulting a boy in the locker room shower in 2002 , McQueary joined Sandusky at an Easter Seals charity flag football game. Three months later McQueary showed up to support Sandusky 's annual charity golf tournament benefiting The Second Mile .
Mr. JERRY SANDUSKY: Everything relative to The Second Mile has been past my wildest dreams.
ALEXANDER: McQueary spoke briefly with NBC News today.
Mr. MIKE McQUEARY: I'm not going to go into detail about anything. But, you know, I think it's -- I think it's obvious I tried to do the right thing .
ALEXANDER: Penn State students and alumni say they are trying to do the right thing as well, launching a fundraising effort to support the victims of abuse, so far having raised more than $400,000. Also tonight, the top Democrat on the House Education Committee is calling for a hearing on the child sexual abuse scandal right here at Penn State . Brian :
WILLIAMS: Peter Alexander in State College , Pennsylvania , for us tonight. Peter , thanks.