BELLEFONTE, CENTRE COUNTY—The sex abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is moving quickly. The trial is entering the fourth day of testimony today. Yesterday, three accusers took the stand with one even describing an aggressive Sandusky after the victim turned away hiss advances.
Victim ten was one of the three accusers who took the stand yesterday, describing Sandusky as aggressive when he tried to get away from one of the attacks. Sandusky later apologized to the boy. So far, five of the eight identified victims have testified have taken the stand, as the evidence against Sandusky continues to mount.
The witness says Sandusky later apologized and told him he loved him. The embattled 68-year-old watched during the third day of testimony, seemingly emotionless. Victim five, who testified on Tuesday, through his attorney, described Sandusky's demeanor as odd.
"My client told me that he actually stared at him, Sandusky stared at him during the entire testimony, almost as though my client felt that he wanted to make him uncomfortable," said Tom Kline, attorney for Victim 5.
Also testifying on Wednesday, Victim 7 who says Sandusky would slide his hand up his leg and touch his genitals. Under cross examination, Victim 7 was questioned about failing to report the alleged behavior and changing his story. His attorneys called testifying a challenging experience.
"He confronted things that took him a very long time, a very long time to process," said Andrew Shubin, attorney for Victim 7.
Sandusky's public persona took a hit as well. The prosecution played the infamous interview with NBC's Bob Costas where Costas asked if Sandusky was attracted to young boys. This marks the first time the jury has heard Sandusky in his own words.
"Am I sexually attracted to young boys? Sexually attracted? No, I enjoy young people, I love to be around them, but no, I'm not sexually attracted to young boys," said Sandusky during a phone interview on the show "Rock Center with Brian Williams" on NBC.
The evidence appears to be mounting against Sandusky. Seven of the 10 cases of alleged abuses have already been talked about on the stand. The only victims left to testify, Victims 3, 6 and 9.
The judge said yesterday, the prosecution expects to have their case wrapped up by Friday.