The number of potential victims in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal may double, according to a report on a Pennsylvania TV station.
FOX 29 News is reporting that as many as 17 men are considering coming forward with accounts of their encounters with Sandusky. The former Penn State football coordinator faces several charges stemming from alleged sexual abuse of teen and pre-teen boys over a 15-year period.
A grand jury statement revealed eight known victims, but after Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly pleaded for victims to come forward, investigators say they have several new leads in place.
Officials are particularly interested in making contact with a boy who was assaulted by Sandusky in a shower in 2002. A grad student allegedly witnessed the incident and immediately reported it to athletic director Tim Curley.
Curley and Gary Schultz, the school's vice president for business and finance, vacated their respective posts Monday amid allegations of perjury in relation to Sandusky's crimes.
Sandusky made contact with the young boys through The Second Mile foundation -- a charity he founded that helps at-risk children. He faces 40 charges, including seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and seven counts of indecent assault.