Victim: Sandusky Threatened Me to Keep Me Quiet

Victim 10 and Victim 7 testify in Sandusky trial
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2012 1:19 PM CDT
Jerry Sandusky arrives for the third day of his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Newser) – More heartbreaking testimony from the Jerry Sandusky trial: A 25-year-old man, called Victim 10 by prosecutors, testified today that the former Penn State coach threatened him after sexually assaulting him. Sandusky first performed oral sex on the then-11-year-old, a foster child, before telling him that "if I ever told anyone … I'd never see my family again," the man testified. Later, Sandusky apologized, "told me he didn't mean it and that he loved me," the man added, according to the AP.

The man testified that Sandusky assaulted him at least one other time in the same basement of his home, as well as once at a pool. Another alleged victim, referred to as Victim 7, testified that Sandusky often showered with him around the time he was 10 years old after meeting him through the Second Mile charity. During sleepovers, Sandusky was "wrapping himself around me, holding me tightly," the 27-year-old man said, adding that the coach gave him free tickets to Penn State games as recently as 2009. Earlier in the trial, Victim 1 wept on the stand and Victim 4 recalled being treated like Sandusky's "girlfriend." (Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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