Jerry Sandusky Trial: Four days of graphic testimony
(CBS/AP) BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial wrapped for the week Thursday after four days of explicit testimony. Here's a look back at week one.
Opening statements launched the trial on Monday with the lead prosecutor calling the former Penn State assistant football coach a serial predator and a defense lawyer saying the young men accusing Sandusky of sexual abuse have a financial interest in the outcome.
The first witness to testify, identified as "Victim 4" in charging documents, claimed Monday that Sandusky abused him as a young teenager on campus and in hotels, and later sent him "creepy love letters."
On Tuesday, jurors heard from the young man prosecutors have labeled "Victim 1" - a teenager whose mother's complaints in 2008 prompted a grand jury investigation. Former Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary also testified Tuesday, telling jurors that he saw his ex-colleague Sandusky with a prepubescent boy in a campus shower.
McQueary's father John and a young man known as "Victim 10" testified Wednesday morning. Another witness referred to as "Victim 7" took the stand Wednesday, describing "cuddling" and showers with Sandusky. He also told the court that the ex-coach provided him with PSU football tickets from 1995-2009.
A fourth man, identified as "Victim 5," testified that when he was 12 or 13, Sandusky exposed himself to him in a Penn State locker room sauna and sexually assaulted him in the shower right afterward. A janitor also testified, saying his co-worker told him he saw Sandusky performing oral sex on a young boy in a Penn State locker room shower in 2000.
A 25-year-old man known as "Victim 6," whose 1998 encounter with Jerry Sandusky was investigated but resulted in no charges, told jurors Thursday that the former Penn State assistant football coach "bear-hugged" him in a locker-room shower. "Victim 3" testified that Sandusky touched his penis during sleepovers at the former coach's house, but that he didn't tell the older man not to get into bed with him because he "made me feel like part of the family." The day ended with graphic testimony from the young man identified as "Victim 9," who said the ex-coach raped him and he recalled screaming in the basement of the Sandusky home.
Court is in recess until Monday. Prosecutors have not yet rested their case.
Here's a breakdown of so-called Victims 1-10, as they are referred to in charging documents, and their allegations of abuse:
Victim 1: Sandusky allegedly fondled him and performed oral sex on him multiple times, in his home and State College hotels. The boy was 11-15 years old at the time. Sandusky was barred from his central Pennsylvania high school in 2009 after the boy's mother alerted school officials, triggering the investigation that produced charges.
Victim 2: A boy of about 10 that graduate assistant Mike McQueary has said he saw being attacked by Sandusky in the team showers. Investigators have not been able to determine the boy's identity. McQueary reported what he saw to head coach Joe Paterno, and Paterno's handling of it contributed to the university board of trustee's decision to fire him shortly after Sandusky was arrested in November.
Victim 3: Sandusky hugged him in the shower and fondled him twice, according to the grand jury report. The incidents allegedly occurred between July 1999 and December 2001, at Sandusky's home and in team showers. The boy was 12-14.
Victim 4: Sandusky is accused of repeated involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Prosecutors say more than 50 alleged incidents occurred between 1996 and 2000, at the Sandusky home, hotels and university facilities, while the boy was 12-17. He also traveled with the Sandusky family to football bowl games in Texas and Florida.
Victim 5: Sandusky put his hand on the boy's leg while in a car, they showered together, and he placed the boy's hand on his genitals, according to allegations in court records. The alleged incidents occurred in August 2001, while the boy was 12 or 13.
Victim 6: While showering together in May 1998, Sandusky allegedly grabbed him and said, "I'm going to squeeze your guts out," according to the grand jury. The boy's mother complained when he came home with wet hair, prompting a police investigation at the time that did not result in charges. The boy was 11.
Victim 7: They showered together and Sandusky bear hugged him in 1995-96, and more than once he put his hands down the waistband of the boy's pants, according to the grand jury. The boy was 9-11
Victim 8: Boy of about 11 to 13, seen in late November 2000 by a university janitor allegedly being subjected to sexual abuse by Sandusky in the team showers. The janitor now has dementia and is not available to testify. The boy has not been identified by investigators.
Victim 9: Part of a second set of charges. Boy was subjected to sexual abuse by Sandusky at the Sandusky home, a State College hotel and other locations between July 2005 and December 2008, according to prosecutors. He was 12-15 at the time.
Victim 10: Part of the second set of charges. Boy was subjected to sexual abuse between September 1997 and July 1999 at the Sandusky home and car and at an area pool, prosecutors allege. The boy was 10-12.
In all, Sandusky, 68, faces 52 criminal counts that he sexually abused 10 boys over 15 years. He has consistently denied the charges.
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