He testified that he loved going to them and tolerated the man putting his hand on his knee to ensure he could continue.
The witness said he spent many nights at the defendant's home, and when it was time for bed, Mr. Sandusky would "cuddle" him.
"It was more like him wrapping himself around me," he said. Two or three times, he continued, the defendant caressed his nipples.
Typically, Mr. Sandusky wore a T-shirt and shorts, but sometimes he was bare-chested.
"To this day, I'm sort of repulsed by chest hair now," the witness said.
Even though the defendant's conduct made him uncomfortable, the boy kept it to himself because he enjoyed going to games.
The young man told the jury that a couple months after they began doing things together, the defendant took him to shower on Penn State's campus. He said the man tried to shampoo his hair and wash him, but the boy moved away.
He also said Mr. Sandusky came up behind him, pressing his naked front to the boy's naked back and gave him a bear hug, lifting him off the shower floor.
"I was kind of ashamed about it," he said. "I didn't want anyone to know. Probably most importantly, I didn't want my parents to keep me from going to games."
In all, he estimated showering with the defendant at least six times.
There was a point around 1997, the witness said, when Mr. Sandusky stopped calling him to go on outings.
"I had thought I did something wrong and was very upset about it," he said. "I thought I did something that offended him or made him angry."
The boy's mother called the coach, and the boy then continued to be invited to games.
On cross-examination by defense attorney Joe Amendola, Victim No. 7 said that he has hired a civil attorney with whom he has met 10 to 15 times. He has not paid the lawyer, who Mr. Amendola said is also representing another alleged victim.
The defense also presented the witness with inconsistencies between his testimony before the grand jury and in court Wednesday. During his previous testimony, the young man said he "didn't think" there had ever been any physical contact with the defendant in the shower.
He also said Mr. Sandusky never touched his penis under his pants at the grand jury, but testified otherwise Wednesday.
The witness tried to explain away the inconsistencies by saying that he has been in counseling for the last year, and that it has triggered new memories for him.
The young man said that he continued to request football tickets from the defendant until 2009, and that he didn't harbor any ill will toward the man until recent months.
Mr. Amendola showed the witness an application for a scholarship he filled out with The Second Mile in 2004. In it, he wrote, "Jerry Sandusky, he has changed my perceptions in life in a positive way.
"He is such a kind and caring gentleman, and I will never, ever forget him."
Earlier in the day, the man known as Victim No. 10, who came forward after the charges were initially filed against Mr. Sandusky, said the defendant performed a sex act on him in one of his first visits to the man's home.
The witness, who is now 25, said he and the defendant were wrestling in the basement when Mr. Sandusky pulled the boy's shorts down and began performing oral sex. The witness was 11 at the time.
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