An embattled Jerry Sandusky has reportedly hired an investigator to look into the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal.

According to, Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, said the former coach is working with a private investigator.

Sandusky was arrested on Nov. 5 and charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse. He is accused of sexually assaulting eight young boys. One incident reportedly occurred in an on-campus shower.

There have been two new cases of abuse reported since Sandusky's arrest.

A grand jury report has stated that Sandusky found most of his alleged victim through the Second Mile charity program he started in 1977. The Second Mile, a three region charity, is a program for helping troubled boys.

The program had access to hundreds of boys, many of whom were vulnerable due to their social situations, the report noted.

Several independent investigations have been launched into the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. reported that the U.S. Department of Education has agents at the school on Monday. Reports are that these agents are interviewing staff members and gathering documents.

Both Sandusky and Amendola have said the former coach is innocent of the charges.