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First Jerry Sandusky Accuser Describes Sexual Abuse

By Andrew Lu on June 12, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

The Jerry Sandusky trial began Monday with the first Jerry Sandusky accuser taking the witness stand to describe his alleged abuse in graphic detail.

The 68-year-old former Penn State coach faces 50 counts of abusing 10 boys over several years, reports The New York Times.

The unidentified accuser, now 28, offered several hours of testimony giving graphic accounts of alleged sexual abuse by Sandusky.

The accuser said that Jerry Sandusky repeatedly had sexual contact with him in locker rooms and showers on the Penn State campus and other locations, when the accuser was only 13, reports The Times. The abuse allegedly started in 1997.

Sandusky allegedly groomed the young boy by playing sports with him and giving him gifts, as well as introducing the child to Penn State legends like Lavar Arrington and taking the boy to Penn State bowl games in Florida and Texas.

The Jerry Sandusky accuser added that Sandusky would also regularly shower with him, which eventually led to fondling. Eventually, Sandusky's advances became more forceful and sexual including wrestling the boy to the ground and forcing the boy to perform oral sex on Sandusky, reports The Times.

After the accuser's testimony on the first day of the Jerry Sandusky trial, Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, had an opportunity to cross examine the accuser. Amendola basically tried to portray the accuser as an opportunist trying to cash in on the Sandusky allegations, reports The Times.

As the Jerry Sandusky trial continues, another eight Jerry Sandusky victims are expected to take the stand. If the testimony of the first accuser is any indication, Sandusky will likely be portrayed as a predator who groomed his young victims before brutally sexually assaulting them.

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