Alleged victim calls Jerry Sandusky a "father" and "molester"

The State College, Pa.-based charity began the legal process of dissolving itself Friday, May 25, 2012, submitting a plan to Centre County Court that would transfer its programs and millions of dollars in assets to Arrow Child & Family Ministries Inc., a $36 million charity that operates in Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California and Honduras.

Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is escorted in handcuffs to a waiting police car in Bellefonte, Pa., Nov. 5, 2011.
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A lawyer for one of the alleged victims in the Sandusky molestation case told CBS News that his client viewed Sandusky as a "surrogate father".

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"He played two roles, that of father and that of molester," attorney Ben Andreozzi said of Sandusky.

"He viewed him almost as a family member, that is in part why it was so difficult at first for him to come forward," Andreozzi said.

His client, now 27, met Sandusky in the early 1990s at The Second Mile, a charity founded by Sandusky for troubled youth. He developed a rapport with him and was generous to the boy - buying him gifts and bringing him places.

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Sandusky allegedly molested him on the Penn State campus, according to Andreozzi.

Andreozzi is representing at least two alleged victims in the molestation case which has grown to at least 11 more young men who have told authorities that they were sexually abused by Sandusky.

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The attorney is in the process of creating a support network for the families of the Sandusky victims.

"It will be a way for them to comfort each other,'' Andreozzi said. "They share the same grief and trauma."

  • Pat Milton

    Pat Milton is a CBS News investigative producer

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