The man prosecutors call Victim 10 testified Wednesday morning that Jerry Sandusky threatened to keep him from his family if he ever talked about what the former Penn State coach had done to him.
Now 25, the man said Sandusky first approached him in the pool at a summer camp in 1998, cultivated a friendship with trips to football games before eventually assaulting him in the basement of his Centre County home. Pulling down the boy's gym shorts, Sandusky forced oral sex, Victim 10 testified.
It was the first of several encounters, he said, visibly nervous and rarely speaking more than a few words at a time. Once Sandusky grew angry after the boy refused to perform oral sex in a car, the accuser testified.
The threats culminated in a confrontation.
"He told me that if I ever told anyone, I'd never see my family again," Victim 10 testified.
But under cross-examination, the young man admitted his story had changed between conversations with police and testimony before a grand jury. Defense attorney Joseph Amendola questioned him closely about the timeline of events, asking when each assault occurred and who else was in Sandusky's house at the time.
He also brought out a form from Victim 10's guidance counselor, which indicates the boy wanted to return to The Second Mile summer camp in 2000, after the alleged assaults occurred. The Second Mile is a children's charity founded by Sandusky in 1977.
Victim 10 testified under cross-examination that he had a criminal record, including a 23-month stint in state prison for robbing an older man. Amendola also pointed out that one of Victim 10's former summer camp roommates has also accused Sandusky of sexual abuse.
After Victim 10 left the stand, his former foster mother took the stand to corroborate that the boy told her he didn't want to see Sandusky anymore.
When she heard news of Sandusky's arrest in November, her heart sank.
"It made me sick," she said. "I had that feeling as soon as I heard what was going on. I know [Victim 10] had been with him. "
Earlier in the morning, the father of Mike McQueary, a former Penn State graduate assistant who said he saw Sandusky assaulting a young boy in a campus shower in 2001, testified about what his son told him and later confrontations with university officials.
John McQueary, who first testified at a preliminary hearing in December, repeated his account of the evening, which began with a frantic phone call from his son and ended in a decision to tell head coach Joe Paterno.
When his son arrived home that Friday night in 2001, John McQueary sat him down and asked him what happened. Mike McQueary danced around the issue, intimating that he had seen some sexual happen between Sandusky and the boy.
John McQueary wasn't as squeamish. Did you see penetration, he asked. Did you see sodomy?
No, the graduate assistant said.
A family friend, Dr. Jonathan Dranov, was summoned. Mike McQueary told him the same story, his father testified. Together, the three men decided Mike should speak to Paterno, his superior on the football team.
Mike McQueary has testified that he also spoke to university vice president Gary Schultz, the head of the university police department, and Athletic Director Tim Curley. Both men stand charged with failing to report child abuse and lying to a grand jury about what they knew.
John McQueary, the CEO of a local medical suite, had a meeting with Schultz a month later on an unrelated business matter. He took the opportunity to question Schultz about Sandusky and what was being done with his son's statements.
According to John McQueary's testimony, Schultz agreed that he had heard "noise" before of accusations against Sandusky. The conversation didn't go further.
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