Sandusky jurors hear ‘Victim 9’ say he screamed for help but no one heard
The prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky trial finished presenting its witnesses today with the most heart rending tale of sexual abuse leveled against the former Penn State football coach as a soft-spoken high school grad recalled screaming for help in Sandusky’s basement, but getting no response.
The courtroom was once again brought to tears today as the 18-year-old known as Victim 9 said that for four years Sandusky would come downstairs to the basement, drop his pants, and rape him and force him to perform oral sex.
“He started getting physical, like having me touch his penis and stuff,” he said. “He made me give him a, suck his penis is how you’d put it. He came in my room, pulled his pants down, laid on top of me, and kind of forced it in. What was I going to do? I mean look at him, he’s a big guy. He was bigger than me, at the time way bigger than me.”
Victim 9 said he weighed less than 70 pounds at the time and was helpless when Sandusky allegedly came for him.
“There was no fighting against it,” he said. “Sometimes (I’d) scream, sometimes tell him to get off me, but other than that, who was there? We were in the basement, no one could hear you down there. We were always down there.”
When asked to point out his alleged assailant, Victim 9 pointed as Sandusky without looking at him.
Photo Credit: (Art Lien/Reuters)