Graphic Testimony Continues

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:59am

Another alleged victim describes abuse by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky.

The second day in the sexual abuse trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is underway with emotional testimony from another alleged victim.

Sandusky arrived for court Tuesday in a black suit and revealing no emotion.

The former Penn State coach didn't have much of a respite from hearing gruesome allegations hurled at him from young men he met through his Second Mile charity for at-risk youth.

This morning an 18-year old known as Victim #1 choked back tears as he recounted an alleged sexual encounter with Sandusky.

"I didn't want it to happen," he said, "I froze."

The testimony is similar to that of a 28-year old known as Victim #4, who spent four hours on the stand Monday afternoon.

He testified Sandusky befriended him at age 13.

Showers after working out quickly escalated to sexual abuse.

The witness also said Sandusky wrote him love letters that he found to be "creepy".

The witness told jurors he kept his allegations secret because he was embarrassed and because he enjoyed the gifts and access being friends with Sandusky provided.

"When the witness said I didn't stop hanging out with Sandusky because he was the only person who listened to me, you could have heard a pin drop. It's so hard for a person to admit that no one else was listening and the one person who's listening is the person who's sexually assaulting him. That was powerful," noted NBC Legal Analyst Wes Oliver.

The defense is trying to paint Sandusky's accusers as money-hungry opportunists who have changed their stories and hired lawyers to file civil suits in a grab for cash.

The jurors will hear from eight accusers, all with similar stories.

The young man who took the stand this morning is considered the catalyst for Sandusky's prosecution.

He's the first alleged victim who spoke to police while other alleged victims kept silent.
 

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