Final Victims Take the Stand: Accounts of Child Rape and One Victim Thought He Was in Love With Jerry Sandusky

The final victim took the stand last week. (Other people can call them accusers, or use the word “alleged” but I won’t minimize these men. Their testimony makes it clear that they were victims of a serial child sexual abuser.)

The final victim, a now 18-year-old man, was barely audible because he was speaking so softly. He told how the grooming began, and told the court that, as a child, he told his mother he did not want to return to Jerry Sandusky’s home because Sandusky was too “touchy-feely.” The boy’s mother made him go back to Jerry’s  house because she felt he was a “good influence” on her son.

*Parents, this should a be a lesson to you. If your child does not like someone, or they protest being alone with a family member, or say someone is making them feel uncomfortable in any way…. investigate the root cause of those complaints and don’t allow your child around that person anymore.

“…the witness said that physical, sexually-charged contact with Sandusky started almost immediately.  At the time he weighed just 67 pounds. “He made me suck his penis,” he said with a big sigh. “Did you want to do it?” Prosecutor Joe McGettigan asked in a gentle tone. “No. [But] what was I gonna do? Look at him. He’s a big guy, way bigger than me.” “How many times did this happen?” asked McGettigan. “Every weekend,” he replied. “About 100, maybe 150 times.”

The prosecutor then asked the victim, “Did he do anything else to your body?”

“He put his penis in my butt,” the witness said bluntly.  “He got real aggressive and he forced me into it. There was no fighting against it,” he said in a dejected tone. “Sometimes I’d scream, tell him to get off of me.”

It happened again, he said, “A few times … until I grew a pair of balls. I had enough of it. I called my mom to come pick me up ‘cause I had a cell phone, finally.” He was 15 when he refused to return to the Sandusky household.

Then Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, cross-examined the witness and brought out even more damaging testimony.

“So, you say Mr. Sandusky had anal sex with you?”  Amendola asked.

“Yes,” the young man replied.

“Did you ever need medical attention?” Amendola continued, as the hulking Sandusky sat just an arm’s-length away.


“Did you ever bleed?” he pressed.

“Yes. But I just dealt with it. I have different ways of coping with things,” the witness explained, keeping his eyes on the floor, reluctant to look in Sandusky’s direction.

“You say you screamed?” the defense attorney asked.  And the young man with the eye patch said,“Yeee-ah.”

“Was Mrs. Sandusky home?”

“Yes,” he answered. “But I think the basement is soundproof. It’s a big basement.”

Or Dottie chose not to hear, and what the hell did she think her husband was doing in the basement with little boys? Who allows that? Who thinks it is normal for a grown man to be alone with little boys, unrelated to him, for many hours in the basement of his home?

Another one of Sandusky’s victims took the stand last week. He is now a 25-year-old sergeant in the Army National Guard. The man told how Sandusky took him to football games and family functions. The young man told the packed courtroom:

“It was awesome. I loved it. He was like a father to me.” But when alleged sexual contact began in the Penn State showers and the Sandusky’s basement bedroom, this witness said, he never said anything to anyone—not for three years. With his head hanging and in a whispered tone he said, “I was enjoying the other things I was getting too much. I loved him.” The sergeant said that Sandusky would sexually rub him down in the Penn State showers and fondle him into an erection in the basement. “I knew I wasn’t supposed to have one from a man,” he said in an embarrassed tone. “It wasn’t natural for an older man to—” His voice trailed off. “He said I was like part of his extended family.” But when this witness began to act out in antisocial ways, his mother sent him off to foster care. “I was mad, raged, and hurt that [Sandusky] could just forget about me. I prayed that he would find me, get me out of there. Adopt me or something.”

The reporter who wrote this article says, “After a three-year relationship, the witness said, he never heard from Sandusky again.”

It wasn’t a “relationship.” It was a boy being sexually molested for three years. People think that if a child or teenager is enjoying the attention, gifts, sexual stimulation, and a form of much needed “love” from the abuser then it isn’t sexual abuse or traumatic for them.

It is emotionally devastating, and for some victims, especially painful when the abuse ends.

It is sexual abuse in every sense of the term –maybe even more so than in cases where the child is not taking pleasure in the sexual acts or attention– because in this case, the perpetrator has warped the child’s idea of what love is, and caused them to think that their only self-worth comes from their sexuality. This kind of child sexual abuse makes the child or teenager think there is something seriously wrong with them as a human being because they liked the sexual acts and loved their abuser like a lover.

I speak from personal experience on this.



Dottie Sandusky is on the defense’s witness list. If, after all of these men have told of child rape and oral rape, Dottie still decides to put herself up there, it should be interesting to say the least.


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17 Responses to Final Victims Take the Stand: Accounts of Child Rape and One Victim Thought He Was in Love With Jerry Sandusky

  1. Karen says:

    Anyone who is in any way complicit in sexual abuse of a child(ren) will pay dearly, whether in this life or the next. My adoptive grandfather abused both myself and my younger brother. My adoptive mother could not bring herself to believe it, and so we lived next door to him for a further 10 years, until we were able to leave home at 18. When I was 24, he was horribly disfigured in a fire in his home, his evil hands left with nothing but bone, and died two days later. On his death my adoptive mother said she had lost her ‘last ally’ in life, but I knew God had avenged us. She is now a lonely, bored widow who still refuses to believe or accept the truth.

    • little nel says:

      Wow, what a story! “His evil hands left with nothing but bone,..etc.”
      How ironic that the hands that inflicted so much abuse on two small children were burned away in a fire.

      “She is now a lonely, bored widow who still refuses to believe or accept the truth.”
      I think that Dottie Sandusky most likely is on that same destructive path that is paved with denial.

      This sex abuse case will cause many of her friends and family to shun her because she trashed those boys in court.

      My grandfather was a womanizer who controlled his family with violence and death threats. He also bullied his neighbors. He died a long and agonizing death with testicular cancer.

    • Alethea says:

      Wow Karen, what a horror story. It sounds like something out of a movie.

      I agree with you that it is a serious crime to know about child sexual abuse and to do nothing.

  2. Andre' says:

    Abuse and violence is and probably has always been weaved into the fabric of life on planet earth. Ive been watching Confessions of a Mafia Hitman The Story of The Iceman – Richard Kuklinsky. The abuse that he endured, and meted out was unbelievable. his mother was raped repeated by Catholic priests. He hated the church and rightfully so. The abuse that he suffered from his father AND mother was unbelievable. Dad beat mom, constantly. The bullying he encountered constantly was unbelievable. We live on a very very very sick planet. Its all abuse all the time. Richard was extremely patient early on until they broke him. despite his crimes, I can relate to this man on some level. he did what many people think, when you give the finger on the highway. I actually like him. He confesses his sins. may he rest in peace.
    Search for the HBO series of interviews. Wow.

    May God have mercy on our souls.

    • little nel says:

      “He confesses his sins.”

      That is rare

      In spite of all that abuse in childhood, he knew he was wrong. How does a man like that find the courage to admit his crimes and take responsibility?

      I wonder what changed his attitude? That is the real story. How a broken child who grew up to kill for hire could admit that he was wrong and sorry for his violence.

      I hope that Jerry Sandusky can admit that he was wrong some day.

      • Andre' says:

        In the overall scheme of things we have presidents and military leaders killing innocent women children and men by remote with drones. The Iceman doesnt close to their treachery. He was practically a saint comparatively.

        • Alethea says:

          A Penn State coach testified that he had forgotten something one night at the gym. When he went back, he found Jerry Sandusky lying on an exercise mat face to face with a child. The coach testified that he did not do anything with his gut instinct, because he said to himself, “There’s nothing wrong here. That’s Jerry, and he’s a Saint.”

          A link for you.

        • little nel says:

          Governments have always killed more people in mass than any other agency.

          It is what restrains people from their destructive ways that fascinates me.

          Do they simply get tired of murder?

  3. little nel says:

    Those boys were so abused in so many ways by that monster.

    The emotional abuse was just as traumatic as the sexual abuse. The boys got too old for Jerry after a few years and they were dumped without a clue why.

    How can Dottie Sandusky refute anything that those boys are saying in court?

    Is she so adept at looking the other way that when Jerry brought home his young boys that she just “zoned out” the obvious sexual attraction that Jerry displayed?

    This is about sex and she didn’t catch it? Even a blind woman would have noticed.

    • Alethea says:

      The hard facts Little Nel, is that sometimes, these women don’t want to have sex anymore so they turn their heads out of self-convenience. The little boys (or a daughter) take the load off the woman so she doesn’t have to deal with having sex anymore.

      I am not saying this is the case with Dottie Sandusky, but it could be. Jerry could have always been sexually confused, and if Dottie stopped wanting sex with him, maybe little boys became his sexual choice and an easy target.

  4. High Heels says:

    I would love to hear what Dottie’s excuses are for standing silently by for year . . . after year. . . . after year . . .while her husband showered with all these young men and kept them down in her basement. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

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