Weeping Sandusky Accuser: 'I Couldn't Move'
'Victim 1' testifies about hiding from coach
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 12, 2012 11:21 AM CDT
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the first day of his trial in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, June 11, 2012. He is accused of 52 counts of...   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Newser) – The alleged victim who launched the case against Jerry Sandusky sobbed as he took the stand today, describing his encounters with the former coach. Sandusky began by taking "Victim 1," now 18, to activities with other kids, then alone; finally he began having sleepovers at the coach's house. After regularly kissing the victim and cracking his back, Sandusky eventually began performing oral sex on him, he told the jury, many of whose members covered their faces with their hands.

When he was assaulted, "my mind was telling me to move, but I couldn't do it. I couldn't move," the victim said. He became particularly emotional when describing the moment Sandusky told him, "It's your turn," the Patriot-News reports. Victim 1 said the assaults occurred in Sandusky's basement, where his wife never went. Embarrassed to reveal what was happening, the victim kept returning to the house, where he would try to hide from Sandusky. Eventually, Victim 1 told a school official, but "they didn't believe me." Finally, he and his mother told Youth Services, prompting the investigation. Click through for a live blog of the trial.

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