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Jerry Sandusky Trial: "Victim 7" says Sandusky gave him Penn State football tickets for 14 years

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the second day his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Sandusky faces 52 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a 15-year span. Nabil K. Mark,AP Photo/Centre Daily Times

Jerry Sandusky arrives for the second day his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Nabil K. Mark,AP Photo/Centre Daily Times
(CBS/AP) BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Another witness alleging sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky took the stand Wednesday, describing "cuddling" and showers together. He also told the court that Sandusky provided him with PSU football tickets from 1995-2009.

The 27-year-old witness, referred to as "Victim 7," testified that he met Sandusky when he was 10-years-old in 1995 through his charity, "The Second Mile." He told jurors that Sandusky showered with him repeatedly and embraced him during sleepovers.

Sandusky was "wrapping himself around me, holding me tightly" when he slept over at his house, the man said.

That contact with a sometimes-shirtless Sandusky has given the man an aversion to chest hair, said the accuser, who also testified that Sandusky touched him beneath his shorts and pants and "caressed" his nipples.

The man recalled attending Penn State games with Sandusky's family and receiving free tickets from Sandusky as recently as 2009.

"I wanted to go to games. I tried to block that stuff out and focus on the positives," he said.

The man said he only told his parents of the abuse last year after being approached by police.

"The more negative thing I sort of put in the back part of my mind - closing a door, putting stuff in the attic is what I feel I did," he said.

On cross examination, Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, pointed out various inconsistencies in the witness's testimony before the court and his previous testimony before the grand jury, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Amendola said the witness had said in April 2011 that Sandusky had never touched his penis but testified otherwise today.

The paper also reports that Amendola presented the witness with a scholarship application he had filled out in 2004 where he wrote "Jerry Sandusky, he has changed my perceptions in life in a positive way. . . He is such a kind and caring gentleman, and I will never, ever forget him."

The witness responded by saying that he had been to counseling since testifying before the grand jury in 2011 and uncovered new memories. He also didn't develop anger toward Sandusky until recently.

Outside the courtroom, Tom Kline, the attorney representing "Victim 5", told reporters that if Sandusky does take the stand, "My first question is going to be, What was he doing in the shower with those boys?"

Additional reporting by CBS News' Paula Reid and Katy Conrad in Bellefonte, Pa.

Complete coverage of the Jerry Sandusky trial on CBSNews.com

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