This is the verbatim account of Victim 4 from the Grand Jury presentment used to bring charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The investigation revealed the existence of Victim 4, a boy who was repeatedly subjected to Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse and Indecent Assault at the hands of Sandusky.
The assaults took place on the Penn State University Park campus, in the football buildings, at Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center ("Toftrees") in Centre County, where the football team and staff stayed prior to home football games and at bowl games to which he traveled with Sandusky. Victim 4, now age 27, was a Second Mile participant who was singled out by Sandusky at the age of 12 or 13, while he was in his second year with The Second Mile program in 1996 or 1997.
He was invited to a Sandusky family picnic at which there were several othernon-family members and Sandusky's adopted children. Victim 4 described that on that first outing, Sandusky had physical contact with him while swimming, which Victim 4 described as testing "how [Victim 4] would respond to even the smallest physical contact." Sandusky engaged Victim 4 in workouts or sports and then showered with him at the old East locker rooms across from Holuba Hall, the football practice building. Sandusky initiated physical contact with Victim 4 by starting a "soap battle"--throwing a handful of soap at the boy and from there, the fight turned into wrestling in the shower. Victim 4 remembers indecent contact occurring many times, both in the shower and in hotel rooms at Toftrees.
Victim 4 became a fixture in the Sandusky household, sleeping overnight and
accompanying Sandusky to charity functions and Penn State football games. Victim 4 was listed,
along with Sandusky's wife, as a member of Sandusky's family party for the 1998 Outback Bowl
and the 1999 Alamo Bowl. He traveled to and from both bowl games with the football team and
other Pemr State staff, coaches and their families, sharing the same accommodations. Victim 4
would frequently stay ovemight at Toftrees with Sandusky and the football team prior to home
games; Sandusky's wife was never present at Toftrees when Victim 4 stayed with Sandusky.
This was where the first indecent assaults of Victim 4 occurred.
Victim 4 would attend the pre- game banquet and sit with Sandusky at the coaches' table. Victim 4 also accompanied Sandusky to various charity golf outings and would share a hotel room with him on those occasions. Victim 4 stated that Sandusky would wrestle with him and maneuver him into a position in which Sandusky's head was at Victim 4's genitals and Victim 4's head was at Sandusky's genitals. Sandusky would kiss Victim 4's inner thighs and genitals. Victim 4 described Sandusky rubbing his genitals on Victim 4's face and inserting his erect penis in Victim 4's mouth. There were occasions when this would result in Sandusky ejaculating. He testified that Sandusky also attempted to penetrate Victim 4's anus with both a finger and his penis. There was slight
penetration and Victim 4 resisted these attempts. Sandusky never asked to do these things but
would simply see what Victim 4 would permit him to do. Sandusky did threaten to send him
home from the Alamo Bowl in Texas when Victim 4 resisted his advances.
Usually the persuasion Sandusky employed was accompanied by gifts and opportunities to attend sporting and charity events. He gave Victim 4 dozens of gifts, some purchased and some obtained from various sporting goods vendors such as Nike and Airwalk. Victim 4 received clothes, a
snowboard, Nike shoes, golf clubs, ice hockey equipment and lessons, passes for various
sporting events, football jerseys, and registration for soccer camp. Sandusky even guaranteed
Victim 4 he could be a walk-on player at Penn State. Victim 4 was in a video made about
linebackers that featured Sandusky, and he appeared with him in a photo accompanying an
article about Sandusky in Sports Illustrated.
The Penn State football program relocated to the Lasch Football Building in 1999 and
that facility had a sauna. Victim 4 reported that after the move, most of the sexual conduct that
did not occur in a hotel room occurred in the sauna, as the area is more secluded.
Victim 4 remembers Sandusky being emotionally upset after having a meeting with Joe
Paterno in which Paterno told Sandusky he would not be the next head coach at Penn State and
which preceded Sandusky's retirement. Sandusky told Victim 4 not to tell anyone about the
meeting. That meeting occurred in May, l999.
Eventually, Victim 4 began to intentionally distance himself from Sandusky, not taking
his phone calls and at times even hiding in closets when Sandusky showed up at Victim 4's
home. Victim 4 had a girlfriend, of whom Sandusky did not approve. Sandusky tried to use guilt
and bribery to regain time with Victim 4. Victim 4 had begun to smoke cigarettes and had
Sandusky buy them for him. Victim 4 also said that Sandusky once gave him $50 to buy
marijuana at a location known to Victim 4. Sandusky drove there at Victim 4's direction and
Victim 4 smoked the marijuana in Sandusky's car on the ride home. This was when Victim 4
was trying to distance himself from Sandusky because he wanted no more sexual contact with
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Published at 3:26 PM EST on Dec 13, 2011