The man who was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky in 2001 in the Penn state shower room has come forward and identified himself to the attorneys, who say he is planning to file a lawsuit against the university for its "egregious and reckless conduct" that facilitated the abuse. His identity has not been revealed to the public.
The man is claiming to be Victim 2, who was seen by graduate assistant Mike McQueary being molested by Sandusky in the Penn State locker room showers. McQueary said he believed he had witnessed Sandusky raping the boy, and slammed his locker door loudly before leaving the room. He then went home and told his father what he saw, and the next day reported the incident to head Coach Joe Paterno.
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The incident became the key aspect for the case against Sandusky. McQueary was the only eyewitness to an alleged assault and he was called to testify at Sandusky's trial. Prosecutors had not been able to identify Victim 2 or interview him for the trial.
Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse that includes sexually assaulting the boy, despite the inability of police to identify the victim.
His lawyers said they have gathered 'overwhelming evidence' on details of the abuse by Sandusky by conducting private investigations.
The attorneys alleged their client endured years of abuse before and after the 2001 incident at the former assistant football coach's hand when he was a child. They have released voicemails claiming to be from Sandusky online.
The handling of McQueary's report to Paterno about the shower incident resulted in the dismissal of Paterno, university president Graham Spanier and two other college executives for not reporting it to police.
In the Louis Freeh report released earlier this month, it was disclosed that Paterno and other top officials deliberately concealed the allegations to protect the school from bad publicity. Based on the investigation results, the NCAA vacated all of Paterno's wins for the years 1998 through 2011 totalling 112.