Man Claiming to be Victim No. 2 Comes Forward in Jerry Sandusky Case, Plans to Sue Penn State
A man claiming to be Victim No. 2, who has thus far only been known as the boy Mike McQueary saw in the shower with Jerry Sandusky in February 2001, has come forward and is suing Penn State.
McQueary testified before a grand jury and at Sandusky's June trial that he saw Sandusky with the boy in the Lasch Football Building shower on Feb. 9, 2001.
McQueary, a Penn State football graduate assistant at the time of the incident, said he made it clear to his superiors what he saw was of an extremely sexual nature and wrong.
Sandusky, 68, was acquitted of one of the three charges against him regarding Victim 2, the most severe, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. He was convicted on 45 of 48 charges in a child sex abuse case and awaits sentencing.
The complete statement from attorneys for Victim 2 is below, as well as the link for two of the voicemails posted on their website that Sandusky left for Victim 2, as recent as 2011.
"To protect our client's privacy and in response to several recent media inquiries, we confirm that our legal team, which includes Joel Feller and Matt Casey of the Philadelphia law firm of Ross Feller Casey, LLP, and State College-based attorneys Justine Andronici and Andrew Shubin, represents the person identified as Victim 2.
"Our client suffered extensive sexual abuse over many years both before and after the 2001 incident Michael McQueary witnessed in the Penn State Lasch building shower. Penn State has now admitted and there is no longer any question that its top officials could have and should have prevented these acts. Jerry Sandusky's abuse of Victim 2 and other children is a direct result of a conspiracy to conceal Sandusky's conduct and the decisions by top Penn State officials that facilitated and enabled his access to victims. We intend to file a civil lawsuit against Penn State University and others and to hold them accountable for the egregious and reckless conduct that facilitated the horrific abuse our client suffered."
"Our client has to live the rest of his life not only dealing with the effects of Sandusky's childhood sexual abuse, but also with the knowledge that many powerful adults, including those at the highest levels of Penn State, put their own interests and the interests of a child predator above their legal obligations to protect him.
"We have conducted an extensive investigation and gathered overwhelming evidence regarding the details of the abuse he suffered. This evidence includes numerous voicemails left by Sandusky in the fall of 2011 as the likelihood of his indictment became apparent. Today, we are releasing two of those voicemails. As these messages indicate, Sandusky was attempting to exert control over our client even as his arrest for child sexual abuse became imminent. They can be heard by visiting the Ross Feller Casey, LLP website at rossfellercasey.com. Due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing criminal and civil cases, we will not make additional comments at this time.
"Our legal team also represents multiple other Sandusky sexual abuse victims including, but not limited to, those referred to as Victim 3, Victim 7 and Victim 10."