Former Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary leaves the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa., last week. He was awarded $7.3 million in damages for defamation. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse for a hearing on May 2 in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky has filed a petition under Pennsylvania's Post Conviction Relief Act, seeking a new trial. Meanwhile, civil cases between various parties are uncovering new details of allegations against Sandusky — including some that predate by decades the crimes of which he was convicted. Centre Daily Times/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

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Eric Barron, Penn State's next president. Patrick Mansell/PSU.edu hide caption

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case in October of last year. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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The site in where a statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno once stood sits empty after it was removed last summer. The late coach's family is suing the NCAA to overturn sanctions against the school. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as he walked to the courthouse this morning in Bellefonte, Pa. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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At Penn State, New Students Weigh Stigma Of Scandal

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