Jerry Sandusky expected to face first victim in sex abuse trial
Victim 1, a high school graduate who, as a freshman, made accusations of sexual abuse against Jerry Sandusky, is expected to testify on Tuesday about how the former Penn State football coach molested him in his basement during sleepovers. Victim 1 prompted the three-year investigation into Sandusky after he told his mother in 2008 that he wanted to look up “ex weirdos” online because of Sandusky. The then-freshmen and his mother reported allegations of abuse to his high school, which notified the proper authorities.
The widespread investigation launched after the first victim’s report resulted in 52 charges of child sex abuse for Sandusky, stemming from the complaints of eight accusers and two eyewitness accounts. Sandusky,68, is charged with 52 criminal counts for alleged sexual abuse of 10 boys over the length of 15 years.