This is the verbatim account of Victim 5 from the Grand Just presentment used to bring charges againt former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Victim 5, now age 22, met Sandusky through The Second Mile in 1995 or 1996, when he was a 7 or 8 year old boy, in second or third grade.
Sometime after their initial meeting at a Second Mile camp at Penn State, Sandusky called to invite the boy to a Penn State football game. Victim 5 was thrilled to attend. Sandusky picked him up at home and then Sandusky drove to pick up Victim 6. There were a couple of other kids in the car. The boys were left at Holuba Hall by Sandusky. They attended the Sandusky family tailgate and the football game. This became a pattern for Victim 5, who attended perhaps as many as 15 football games. Victim 5 remembers that Sandusky would often put his hand on Victim 5's left leg when they were driving in Sandusky's car, any time Victim 5 was in the front seat.
Victim 5 was taken to the Penn State football locker rooms one time by Sandusky. Sandusky put his hand on Victim 5’s left leg during the ride to the locker room. To the best of his recollection, this occurred when he was 8 to 10 years old, sometime during 1996-1998. The locker room was the East Area Locker rooms, next to Holuba Hall. No one was present in the locker rooms.
Victim 5 was sweaty from a brief period of exercise and then Sandusky took him in the sauna and “pushed” Victim 5 “around a little bit”. Looking back on it as an adult, Victim 5 says it was inappropriate. Sandusky would press his chest and body up against Victim 5’s back and then push him away. All the contact was initiated by Sandusky. Then Sandusky said they needed to shower. Victim 5 was uncomfortable because he had never been naked in front of anyone who wasn’t a family member. So he turned his back to Sandusky and chose to a shower that was a distance away from where Sandusky was showering.
Victim 5 looked back over his shoulder and saw that Sandusky was looking at him and that Sandusky had an erection. Victim 5 did not understand the significance of this at the time but still averted his gaze because he was uncomfortable. The next thing he knew, Sandusky’s body touched Victim 5 from behind and Sandusky was rubbing Victim 5’s arms and shoulders. Victim 5 crept forward and so did Sandusky. Victim 5 then took another step, this time to the right, and Sandusky pinned Victim 5 up against a wall in the corner. Sandusky then took Victim 5‘s hand and placed it on his erect penis. Victim 5 was extremely uncomfortable and pulled his hand away and slid by Sandusky.
Victim 5 walked out of the shower and dried himself off and got dressed. Sandusky never touched him again. Victim 5 thinks that he did not get invited to any football games after that.
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Published at 8:20 AM EST on Dec 13, 2011