This is the verbatim account of Victim 9 from the Grand Jury presentment used to bring new charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Victim No. 9 is currently an 18 year old male who met Sandusky through his childhood participation in The Second Mile Program. Victim No. 9 began participating in activities through The Second Mile Program in approximately 2004. From 2004 to 2008, Victim 9 participated in a number of Second Mile camps and activities.
Victim 9 testified that during his second summer attending Second Mile camps, he met Sandusky while participating in a pool activity as part of the Second Mile camp. Sandusky approached him, asking him about his life and spoke with him about hobbies and activities that interested the child. After speaking for a while, Sandusky expressed an interest in spending time in the future with Victim 9. Sandusky asked for his phone number and eventually called Victim 9's mother and made arrangements to spend additional time with him. At the time of this initial contact, Victim 9 would have been 11 or 12 years old.
Subsequently, Sandusky took Victim 9 to numerous Penn State University football games. Over time, he also gave Victim 9 a number of gifts and even provided him with money. Eventually, Sandusky would also go directly to Victim 9's school and pick him up on Friday afternoons. Victim 9 would often spend overnights with Sandusky and be returned to his home, following these visits, by Sandusky.
Victim 9 testified that Sandusky was a very affectionate person. The victim testified "I took it at first he was just a nice guy, like he went to church every weekend, his kids would come over every once in a while an stuff. And after a while, like, he got used to me and stuff and started getting further and further, wanting -- to touchy feely." He further stated that, in the beginning, Sandusky started out with hugging, rubbing, cuddling and tickling. These contacts, initially viewed by the victim as simple acts of affection, escalated into sexual assaults.
Victim 9 testified that, during his overnight visits with Sandusky, he always stayed in a bedroom located in the basement of the Sandusky home. He stated that there were a number of bedrooms located elsewhere in the home and that at least two of these were not occupied. Victim 9 was always, without excpetion, told to sleep in the basement bedroom. Victim 9 testified that Sandusky specifically told him to stay in the basement unless otherwise directed by Sandusky. He ate meals in the basement and the food would be brought to him by Sandusky. Victim 9 testified that he spend overnights in the Sandusky home on numerous occasions between the ages of 12 and 15. He further testified that despite being in the Sandusky home on these numerous occasions, he had "barely any" contact with Sandusky's wife during his visits. He specifically testified that she "never" came into the basement when he was there.
Victim 9 desribed a pattern of sexual assaults by Sandusky over a period of years. Many of these assaults occurred in the basement bedroom of Sandusky's residence. The victim testified that Sandusky forced him to perform oral sex on numerous occasions. Sandusky also attempted to engage in anal penetration of Victim 9 on at least sixteen occasions and at times did penetrate him. The victim testified that on at least one occasion he screamed for help, knowing that Sandusky's wife was upstairs, but no one ever came to help him.
Victim 9 also testified that Sandusky would take him to a hotel in the State College area. At this hotel Sandusky would utilize the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and work out equipment. These visits often occurred at times when the pool was not occupied. Victim 9 testified that on one of these visits, when only he and Sandusky were in the pool, Sandusky exposed his erect penis to the victim. He stated that at other times Sandusky had him touch his erect penis and perform oral sex on him during some of these visits to the hotel.
Sandusky frequently told him that he loved and cared for him. He also told the victim to keep these things a secret.
Victim 9 contacted the Pennsylvania State Police following the public disclosure of Sandusky's arrest pursuant to Presentment Number 12.
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