The first victim in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual molestation trial was gasping for breath as he detailed repeated acts of oral sex with the disgraced former Penn State University football team's defensive coordinator today.
Now 18, the witness sat with his hands clasped in his lap, leaned into a microphone and painfully shared disturbing memories of being an 11-year-old boy, alone with Jerry Sandusky on the waterbed in Sandusky's basement.
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Tears flowed throughout the Centre County Courtroom as jurors looked on, a couple noticeably disturbed. A few grimaced and shook their heads.
Sandusky sat hunched over, often rubbing his chin. The 68-year-old is facing 52 counts based on using his charity and his stature within the Penn State football program to manipulate and sexually molest 10 children over a 15-year period.
He's maintained his innocence on all charges.
The witness was 10 when he first entered Sandusky's Second Mile charity, which worked with at-risk youth in Central Pennsylvania.
He never knew his dad and lived with his single mother in public housing. After a few years in the Second Mile program, he began spending time alone with Sandusky.
Tuesday morning in court, he told of the sexual abuse, including in 2005 when Sandusky's repeated petting and cuddling went to another level.