Gruesome allegations continue to emerge in the child sex abuse case of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky–who is on trial for 52 criminal counts.
Testimony on Thursday included three more accusers, including a young man who claimed the 68-year-old Sandusky raped him as a teen guest in Sandusky’s basement.
That witness, now 18, told jurors his abuse began with fondling and forced oral sex and led to several instances of rape in Sandusky’s State College home, where he spent more than 100 nights and where his muffled screams went unanswered by Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, who was upstairs.
He said he figured the basement must be soundproof.
“He got real aggressive, and just forced me into it,” he said. “And I just went with it – there was no fighting against it.”
Under cross-examination by Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola, he said the attacks sometimes left him bleeding, but that he never sought medical attention.
“I just dealt with it,” he said.
An investigator in the case has accused the university of being slow to hand over information–casting an even darker shadow on a university that many have accused of looking the other way even after multiple allegations of child abuse on university property by Sandusky were reported to top university administrators.
Also testifying was Anthony Sassano, an investigator with the attorney general’s office who disclosed that officials learned of a key witness, Mike McQueary, after an anonymous letter was sent to Centre County prosecutors.
Sassano said authorities obtained lists of children who attended events sponsored by Sandusky’s charity, The Second Mile, sending investigators across a wide swath of the State College region to talk to participants. They also poured through Sandusky’s biography, “Touched,” and other documents found in his home and office.
They brainstormed about who else could have been in university buildings during off hours, including janitors and others. Eventually, they issued subpoenas to Penn State.
“Penn State, to be quite frank, was not very quick in getting us our information,” he said.