Updated: 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Posted: 2:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012
List of the 10 alleged victims in Sandusky’s sex abuse case
BELLEFONTE, Pa. —
The Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial will include testimony from several of the alleged victims.
Sandusky is on trial for 52 counts of child sex crimes. The alleged crimes were committed against 10 boys over the last 15 years.
The list of alleged victims in the case is:
Victim No. 1 – Victim No. 1 knew Sandusky from 2005 through 2008. According to prosecutors, he met him through the Second Mile program when he was about 12. A witness said he saw the victim and Sandusky together on a wrestling mat. The witness described Sandusky as "needy and clingy" when the victim left.
Victim No. 2 – Victim No. 2 has been the most well-known victim throughout the allegations. Prosecutors allege that then grad assistant Mike McQueary saw him in the shower with Sandusky. McQueary told coach Joe Paterno what he saw and eventually told Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President Gary Schultz. The case led to charges being filed against Curley and Schultz.
Victim No. 3 – Victim No. 3 met Sandusky through the Second Mile program in 2000. He said he took several showers with Sandusky that included bear-hugging and rubbing.
Victim No. 4 – Victim No. 4 alleges that he was abused for four years from 1996 through 2000 and said it happened more than 50 times. He said he often went to Sandusky's house and traveled with him to bowl games. He said Sandusky threatened to send him home when he resisted.
Victim No. 5 – Victim No. 5 was a guest of Sandusky at 15 Penn State football games. He alleges there was some type of shower incident and when Sandusky allegedly touched him, he pulled away. He said after he resisted, he was no longer invited to games.
Victim No. 6 – Victim No. 6 told his mother that he showered with Sandusky and when she called police, they investigated. Sandusky allegedly admitted to the shower and asked for forgiveness. No charges were ever filed.
Victim No. 7 – According to the prosecution, victim No. 7 met Sandusky when he was 7 years old in 1995. Prosecutors allege that he went on road trips with Sandusky. Victim No. 7 was allegedly contacted by Dottie Sandusky before he testified in front of the grand jury.
Victim No. 8 – A janitor claimed he saw an encounter between victim No. 8 and Sandusky in a shower. The janitor said he told other janitors about it, but they were afraid to report it and lose their jobs. Another janitor said he saw Sandusky hand-in-hand with victim No. 8.
Victim No. 9 – Victim No. 9 alleges that he stayed overnight with Sandusky between 2004 and 2008. He said he got gifts and money. He said the overnight stays stopped after some "encounters" in the basement.
Victim No. 10 – Victim No. 10 alleges that Sandusky came onto him in 1997 at a Second Mile summer camp. He told investigators that Sandusky said he loved him. Victim No. 10 said he refused Sandusky's advances inside a car.