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Jerry Sandusky Trial: Family Friend Says Alleged Victim Visited Sandusky Home In 2009

A friend of the Sanduskys, Elaine Steinbacher, testified on Tuesday in Centre Couty court that Victim 4 visited the family home in 2009, bringing along his fiance and baby, according to Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News. The alleged victim testified last week that he arranged the visit in order to appease his girlfriend, who had asked about his relationship with Jerry Sandusky, the former Nittany Lions' defensive coordinator.

Per Tuesday's Steinbacher testimony via PennLive.com:

It was on one of those occasions that Victim 4 called Dottie Sandusky on the spur of the moment and asked to come for dinner. Steinbacher said she and Dottie had to run to KFC to get dinner to feed them.

"The whole purpose of the visit, to me, was for Jerry and Dottie to make a big fuss over his son," Steinbacher said.

They stayed a few hours, and it was friendly, she recalled on the stand. "Just a lovely afternoon," she said. "I remember saying to Dottie, ‘You'll see a lot of them. Obviously he's looking for foster grandparents.'"

Steinbacher said she would stay in the Sandusky home about eight to 11 times per year, while visiting the area on business.

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