Report: Man Says Scream for Help from Sandusky Basement Went Unanswered
Note: This report includes material that is highly graphic in nature.
A scream for help from the basement of Jerry Sandusky’s home went unanswered, even as Sandusky's wife was upstairs, according to testimony presented in an updated grand-jury report.
A second round of sexual-abuse charges was filed against Sandusky on Wednesday. He was arrested at his home in the afternoon, arraigned before District Judge Robert E. Scott just outside Bellefonte and placed in the Centre County Correctional Facility with straight bail set at $250,000.
Sandusky, indicted last month on 40 counts of sexual-abuse charges after a three-year investigation, was charged with assaulting two more boys he met through The Second Mile charity, according to authorities. The boys -- now men -- are identified as Victim 9 and Victim 10 in the updated grand-jury presentment.
(Here's a PDF download of the report. A warning: It is highly graphic in nature.)
Victim 9, now 18 years old, testified he first came in contact with Sandusky as an 11- or 12-year-old while participating in a pool activity during his second summer attending Second Mile camps.
The man testified: “After a while, like, he got used to me and stuff and started getting further and further, wanting — to touchy feely.”
He said simple acts of affection such as hugging rubbing, cuddling and tickling escalated to sexual assault over a period of years, according to the presentment. Many assaults occurred in the basement bedroom of Sandusky’s home, where he was always told to sleep during overnight visits — no exceptions, his reported testimony shows.
He testified Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach, tried to rape him on at least 16 occasions and at times did penetrate him. On at least one occasion, he screamed for help, knowing Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, was upstairs, but no one ever came to help, according to the grand-jury report. (Images of Jerry and Dottie Sandusky are available in the gallery above; click on the image to open the gallery.)
Sandusky would also take him to a hotel in the State College area where Sandusky had him perform oral sex during some of the visits, according to the report.
“Sandusky frequently told him that he loved and cared for him,'” the report reads. “He also told the victim to keep these things a secret.”
Victim 10 testified he became involved with The Second Mile at age 10.
He testified that Sandusky pulled down the boy’s gym shorts and performed oral sex on him during a wrestling session. He said Sandusky repeated the behavior on several occasions.
Toward the end of their relationship, according to Victim 10's testimony, Sandusky asked the boy to perform oral sex on him, and he did.
He said the relationship ended after an incident in Sandusky’s car. He testified that Sandusky was displeased with his refusal to perform oral sex on him.
Victim 9 said he contacted Pennsylvania State Police following the public disclosure of Sandusky’s Nov. 5 arrest.
Victim 10 said he contacted the Office of Attorney General through its Child Exploitation Tip line online.