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New accuser: Sandusky gave me booze, molested me

Another accuser has come forward in the Penn State sexual abuse scandal.

According to his lawyer, a 19-year-old man claims former coach Jerry Sandusky gave him whiskey and molested him in the Penn State football building in 2004, when he was 12.

The man's lawyer, Charles Schmidt, said the two met through The Second Mile, a charity started by Sandusky in 1977 to help at-risk children. Schmidt told the Associated Press that his client was dealing with the death of his mother and suffering emotional issues at the time of the campus incident. Schmidt said his client claims Sandusky gave him liquor while in the office on campus. A grand jury report on Sandusky did not allege any instances of Sandusky giving boys alcohol.

Schmidt said his law firm is conducting its own investigation into the client's claims.

"We hope to have it wrapped up within another week. We believe him to be credible," Schmidt said. "Everything that we've been able to unearth since has corroborated what he told us, but we'll continue to do our due diligence."

Sandusky is charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse involving eight young boys, but it's not clear if prosecutors know the identities of the last two victims.

A preliminary hearing scheduled for next week could last a day or more, since the defense has the right to cross-examine the state's witnesses. The judge would then rule if there's probable cause to uphold the charges.

A source close to the investigation tells CBS News that at least five alleged victims, possibly as many as 8, all of whom were named in the grand jury presentation, are expected to testify at the preliminary hearing.

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Sandusky, 67, has denied being a pedophile and has vowed to fight the case.

When asked about the newest accuser's allegations, Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, said Sandusky denies those claims "as he has the original allegations."

"Jerry has maintained his innocence from the initial allegation back in 2008, which started off as an allegation of fondling and grew over several months into much more serious sexual activities," Amendola said. "Jerry has always denied any inappropriate sexual contact with then-kids and now grown adults."

Sandusky has said in recent interviews that his interactions with children were horseplay. But, "Early Show" co-anchor Erica Hill asked Amendola what Sandusky consdiers horseplay.

"Basically, kidding around with kids and being very physical, wrestling with them," Sandusky's lawyer said. "Many people who know Jerry and have known him over the years describe him as an overgrown kid. When you really talk to people who know Jerry and you look at some of the old films of Jerry interacting with kids, you get that impression. He's just a big kid who likes to interact with kids. He's always loved kids. He and his wife have adopted six children, three of whom were foster kids, and they've raised them and provided them a home life they otherwise wouldn't have had."

Hill reamreked to Amendola, "He has done things that even you have said were inappropriate. You said in an interview you would never shower with a 10-year-old boy. He admitted doing so. Does he understand why so many people find that absolutely inappropriate?"

"A lot of people find it inappropriate, but it's not criminal to get a shower," Amendola said. "I think, the way Jerry has described it, the kids with whom he showered were basically like his own kids. He treated them like his own kids, and Jerry really didn't feel he was doing anything wrong in getting showers with them. Now, would I do it? Would you do it, would other people do it? Perhaps not. But I think there is a big distinction between getting a shower with a child who you treat as your own child and committing a criminal act, which is has been alleged in these cases."

When asked the same question again, Amendola said, "He understands that people, a lot of people, may think that is inappropriate...but, again, that's not a criminal act in and of itself. In order to establish a criminal act, you have to show some sort of criminal intent; in regard to these charges, it's the intent of trying to obtain some sort of sexual gratification, and Jerry adamantly denied that."

When asked if the eyewitness accounts of abuse were also made up, Amendola said, "When you say eyewitness accounts, we have one: an accuser in number eight's allegation by a custodian who has been in a home because he suffers from dementia. He has never actually testified. He is the eyewitness, and we have never heard of him, neither has the grand jury. With regard to number two, the Mike McQueary allegation, Jerry has adamantly maintained that activity never occurred. In fact, we spoke with someone who indicated he was victim number two, and he said the activity never occurred, but then later changed his story, and is now saying he is a victim. So we will have to wait and see how that shakes out in court."

Why, Hill asked, would someone make up an allegation like that?

Amendola replied, "Well, in order to believe Mike McQueary, you would have to believe he told (Penn State Atletic Director) Tim Curley (who's now on administratvie leave), (Penn State Vice President) Gary Schultz (who was in charge of the school's police department and has now stepped down) and (now fired Penn State head coach) Joe Paterno that he observed Jerry Sandusky having anal sex with a young child in a shower at Penn State and they did nothing about it.

"Now, I know those three men. They're not my friends, but I know them," Amendola said. "They are reputable, very conservative people, and I don't believe for a second that they were told that information and did nothing about it other than to tell Jerry Sandusky simply, 'Don't shower with kids in the Penn State shower rooms anymore.' That makes no sense."

Schultz and Curley are charged with lying to the grand jury and failure to report to police. They maintain their innocence.

Meanwhile, Penn State president Rodney Erickson urged faculty members not to worry that school trustees would "whitewash" an internal investigation into the child sex-abuse allegations.

Trustees have appointed former FBI director Louis Freeh to lead the probe for a committee spearheaded by trustee Kenneth Frazier. Still, many faculty members voiced skepticism. Erickson said he would urge trustees to have the committee members meet with faculty.

Erickson also said afterward that the school's share of bowl proceeds could now exceed $2 million. That is $500,000 more than initially estimated last week, when Erickson said that $1.5 million would go toward programs at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

The additional $500,000 will now go toward helping to establish a multi-campus institute that would work in the treatment and prevention, as well as research into child abuse.

The first piece to the institute would be a Center for the Protection of Children to be based at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, he said.

Erickson also faced withering criticism from faculty members worried that school trustees may "whitewash" its investigation into child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Erickson pledged again that investigators would have unfettered access and cooperation from the school. Trustees have appointed former FBI director Louis Freeh to lead the probe for a committee spearheaded by trustee Kenneth Frazier. State Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis, also a trustee, is on the committee as well.

"The fact he is also involved in that committee should give us a lot of confidence that the will be no whitewash ... no sweeping under the rug ... This is something that we demand," said Erickson, who welcomed the faculty's opinions.