The fourth day of the Jerry Sandusky trail began on Thursday. Victim 6, now 25, spoke, describing an "uncomfortable" shower encounter with Jerry Sandusky in May of 1998 when the victim was 11 years old.
Victim 6 said he met Sandusky through the Second Mile charity. He said that Sandusky then picked him up at his house soon afterward for a workout and tour of the Penn State training facility and the former Penn State coach put his hand on the victim's knee while he was driving.
According to the Patriot-News:
"I remember feeling it was a bit odd, Victim 6 said. He said he pulled away.
After a tour of the facilities, Sandusky and the victim "wrestled a little bit on the carpet."
"I felt uncomfortable with it. But it was Jerry Sandusky, so I didn't want to make him mad," Victim 6 said.
After a brief workout, Sandusky told Victim 6 that it was time for a shower. Sandusky was already in the shower when the victim entered, and he tried to go to a shower across the room, but Sandusky had him come over to the shower next to his.
"I didn't want to be in the shower with him. It felt really awkward," he said.
He said he went over anyway. Sandusky told him jokes and tickled him, he said,"He said he was the tickle monster," Victim 6 testified. He said Sandusky also grabbed him from behind in a bear hug and lifted him up to the shower head to rinse the soap from his hair.
"I don't even remember being put down," he said under questioning from prosecutor Joe McGettigan. "Everything else is blocked out."
Still, he said that at the time he didn't think anything wrong had occurred, even after his mother called authorities and he was questioned by Penn State University police. No charges resulted from that initial investigation.
Victim 6 continued to have contact with Sandusky over the years, sending him a Father's Day greeting in 2009.
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