Man Claims Sandusky Sexually Assaulted Him Over 40 Years Ago
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A 57-year-old man has told the KDKA Investigators that he was sexually assaulted by Jerry Sandusky more than 40 years ago.
This is the first case outside of the Penn State scandal.
The man told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that he was sexually assaulted in the basement of a recreation center started by the Sandusky family in the late 1950s in Washington, Pa.
The facility is called the Brownson House.
The man, who has been interviewed by police, said he was sexually assaulted when he was 11-years-old. Jerry Sandusky was 22-years-old at the time.
“He started fondling and touching me. I’m 11-years-old, it felt good. I didn’t know any better. Next thing I know, he was raping me,” the victim said.
“He kept repeating ‘Real men don’t cry.’ I kept telling him how bad it hurt. My stomach was hurting awfully. He kept saying “Real men don’t cry’ until I finally pushed backwards and he fell away from me,” the victim said.
Sources tell the KDKA Investigators the 57-year-old man is the third man who claims he was sexually assaulted at the Brownson House more than 40 years ago.
No one with the Sandusky family is associated with the Brownson House at this time.
The alleged victim said Sandusky tried to assault him one more time, but he ran away.
“A weaker individual would be dead by now,” the victim said.
The victim also said he’s tried to commit suicide three times,
Griffin asked the victim why he’s coming forward now.
“Mainly, because I know I can’t be the only one out here. I may have been the first, but I can’t be the last,” said the victim.
The man hopes other victims will be able to get the help he is now receiving.