Victim 9 Gives Emotional Testimony [Graphic]
There’s a reason the prosecution saved Victim 9 for last.
In what was possibly the most graphic and disturbing testimony yet, Victim 9 — the last to testify of the victims who had been identified from the Grand Jury Report — told the jury that Jerry Sandusky had forced oral and anal sex on him over a several year period.
Victim 9, who has since graduated high school, said that he met Sandusky at a Second Mile Summer Camp when he was 12 or 13 years old in 2005. “He asked me if I wanted to hang outside of the camp. I gave him my mom’s number and I started going over to his house,” Victim 9 said.
Soon, Victim 9 started going over to Sandusky’s house every weekend, which he estimates happened over 100 times. Victim 9 testified that the abuse began right away. “He made me touch his penis,” Victim 9 said. Victim 9 said that he stayed in Sandusky’s basement when he was at the house, and that he would kiss him “every time” he stayed over.
On one occasion, Victim 9 says, “He came in the room, pulled his pants down, laid on top of me, and forced it in,” referring to anal intercourse.
“He came in. I sucked his penis. He got real aggressive and forced me into it. I just went with it. There was no fighting against him,” Victim 9 testified. “He put his penis in my butt – that’s how you would have to put it.”
Victim 9 says he would sometimes scream — although he said no one could hear him from the basement — and would always tell Sandusky to get off of him. “I mean look at him, he’s a big guy, he’s bigger than me…way bigger than me. What was I supposed to do?” Victim 9 said.
“He told me he loved me and wished the best for me. He said he wanted no harm towards me and stuff like that,” Victim 9 testified, when asked about his relationship with Sandusky otherwise.
When asked why he never told anyone about the alleged actions against Sadusky, Victim 9 said, “They wouldn’t believe you – he’s an important guy. Like, for real, who would believe kids?”
Amendola cross-examined Victim 9 and asked him if he ever had any medical problems with his alleged anal intercourse. Victim 9 said no.
“Did you ever bleed,” Amendola asked.
“Yes,” Victim 9 said. “I just dealt with it. I have a different way of coping with things.”
Victim 9 also admitted to attending multiple football games over the last several years, and as recent as 2011. Victim 9 said he only went to the games because a friend or his mother accompanied him. “If anything went down, my friend had my back at the time. My friend had never been to a football game.”
Victim 9 says he attended the Illinois game during the 2011 season with Sandusky, which was Joe Paterno’s last game as head coach.
That concluded the testimony. Court will not be in session tomorrow and will resume Monday at a time yet to be determined.
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