Three more alleged victims take the stand against Jerry Sandusky
POSTED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 5:34pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Wednesday was another fast-moving day of testimony at the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial.
More accusers took the witness stand to say they were abused by the former Penn State football coach, an attempt by the state to establish a pattern of behavior.
One testified he was just 10 when he fended off the first of many fondling attempts and repeated physical advances.
Under cross-examination he admitted he told a grand jury he had not been touched or fondled.
He explained he had blocked out the incidents, but with the help of counseling now remembers.
"Joe Amendola did a marvelous job of cross examining him," says NBC News legal analyst Wes Oliver. "There were a number of things that Amendola was able to point out, and did in a very methodical way point out that this witness had not testified to before he obtained private counsel."
The defense also produced a 2004 scholarship form for Sandusky's Second Mile charity in which the witness mentions Sandusky as "a kind and caring gentleman," and someone who "changed my perceptions on life in a positive way."
Like witnesses before and after him, the young man said Sandusky initiated a physical relationship.
The jury also heard from two other men who told similar stories of courtship and abuse, and for the first time the jury heard from Sandusky himself in his infamous interview with NBC's Bob Costas.
The father of key prosecution witness Mike McQueary also testified about the anguished phone call after his son allegedly caught Sandusky showering with a young boy.