Jerry Sandusky Victim Says Joe Paterno Told Him To Drop Sexual Abuse Accusation

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Victim A says he was hitchhiking when Sandusky picked him up, bought him beer, gave him pot — and then attacked him as he was standing at a urinal in a Penn State bathroom.

“I felt his presence behind me,” he said. “I felt his left knee on the back of my knee, and his arms went around me, grabbing my …” he trails off. “He said, ‘Let me help you with this.'”

The victim told his foster parents what happened. They called Penn State against his wishes. His foster father said he must tell the football staff about what happened since Sandusky worked for the team.

The victim found himself on the phone with two men. They identified themselves as “Joe” and “Jim.” 

The Paterno family has issued a statement, denying the victim’s claim. 

“Because of a single sentence in a court record of an insurance case, Joe Paterno’s reputation has once again been smeared with an unsubstantiated, forty year old allegation,” the statement said. 

30 men have now identified as victims of Sandusky. 

Paterno’s son has been outspoken on Twitter since the court documents became public. 

The victim says that he would have been willing to face the coach in court.

“I’d be willing to sit on a witness stand and confront Joe Paterno,” he told CNN last year. “Unfortunately he died and I didn’t get to.”

Paterno’s died in January 2012. 

The victim has never been interviewed by a legal investigative body. However, he did receive a part of the Penn State settlement money. 

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