Three more Sandusky accusers testify to abuse
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012 09:06
While Amendola has worked to discredit other accusers' accounts, he dug deeper into Victim 10's story, exposing more sexual abuse.
Victim 10 testified Sandusky took him to a Centre County shopping mall and bought him shoes, clothes for school and a video game. He then took Victim 10 home where he performed oral sex on the boy and forced him to give it in return.
After that episode in late 1998 or 1999, Victim 10 distanced himself from Sandusky and eventually went to live with grandparents out of state. He developed problems with drugs and alcohol and ran afoul of the law, recently completing a 23-month state prison sentence for robbery.
Victim 7 told a similar story about meeting Sandusky through The Second Mile in 1995 and then joining him for Penn State football games and tailgates. The man, now 27, said that when he rode in Sandusky's car, the coach took the opportunity to grope him.
"He had this habit of putting his hand on my left leg, squeezing around my knee cap. Sometimes he would squeeze so hard I would cry out almost in pain," Victim 7 said.
"One time when I was wearing pants, his hand actually went inside my pants and my belt and touched my penis," he said.
When he spent the night at Sandusky's house, Sandusky came to "cuddle" him in an upstairs bedroom. The boy wore mesh gym shorts that Sandusky provided, and Sandusky wore shorts and no shirt, the man testified.
"To this day, I'm sort of repulsed by chest hair. I just remember the feeling of it pressed up against me," he said.
At the start of proceedings Wednesday, the father of former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary gave his version of events the night his son allegedly saw Sandusky raping a young boy in a locker room shower.
John McQueary testified his son called late on a Friday night in February 2001.
"He said in a very distraught voice and shaken state, and that's not like him, `I just saw something with a coach in the shower,'" John McQueary said.
He said his son, who testified Tuesday, told him about the abuse late that night at the State College home he shares with his wife.
Mike McQueary later repeated his description of what he saw for Dr. Jonathan Dranov, a family friend and partner in the medical practice where John McQueary worked, the elder McQueary testified. But he told the jury his son didn't use explicit language to describe what he saw.
"Keep in mind it's not easy to talk to your dad about something like that like it's an everyday occurrence, so he was probably choosing words to make me comfortable," he said.
Asked by McGettigan whether he pushed for more detail, John McQueary said he asked his son whether he had seen anal sex.
"Did you see anything you could verify? Penetration?" the elder McQueary said, stuttering on the last word as he testified.
No, the graduate assistant said, according to his father.
But John McQueary's testimony took a strange turn on cross-examination when he told defense attorney Karl Rominger that he did not recall testifying at a Dec. 16 preliminary hearing for Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley, who is on leave, and retired Vice President Gary Schultz, both of whom are charged with perjury.
Asked whether he had testified in the hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse, John McQueary asked where it is. When told it is in Harrisburg, he said "No."
"I was not in that courthouse to my knowledge," he said, looking to McGettigan as if for help.
When Rominger persisted in asking about the hearing, Cleland told him to move on.
"Mr. Rominger, he said he wasn't there," Cleland barked.
(Staff writers Christina Gallagher and Nicole Radzievich contributed to this story.)