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Aaron Fisher is coming forward to tell his story, and attach his real name to it.

For four years, since he first came forward to say that former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused him, he’s been known as Victim Number 1.

Jerry Sandusky Victim #1 Testimony

In a new book, the key witness against him is ready to share not only his name, but the horror of the abuse he suffered and how he found the courage to speak out.

Aaron Fisher, 18, is releasing Silent No More: Victim 1’s Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky, with his psychologist, Mike Gillum, and his mother, Dawn Daniels.


The book is due out October 23 and published by Random House.

"Saying sexual abuse has happened was hard," says Fisher. "But I wanted to help people see that it is better to come forward and tell somebody than to be silent."

It took Fisher, who says he was abused by Sandusky from ages 12-15, three years before he found the courage to tell his mother and officials at his high school.

By speaking out, he helped launch the investigation, which eventually led to Sandusky’s conviction on 45 counts of sexual abuse and the downfall of Joe Paterno.

Victim No. 1 played a key role at Sandusky’s trial this year, and at the end of it, the disgrace to humanity was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison.

He will never see the light of day again. Thank goodness.