Two investigators from the Pennsylvania State Police who worked on the Jerry Sandusky case testified in his trial today, and defense attorneys played a tape of a conversation between the investigators and the attorney for the person called "Victim 4" that was accidentally recorded.
On April 21, 2011, Trooper Scott Rossman and Corporal Joseph Leiter interviewed the man called "Victim 4." About an hour into the interview the man asked for a smoke break and left the room.
At the beginning of the break, the investigators said that they were going to stop recording, but the tape was left on.
During the break, the man's attorney, Ben Andreozzi, asked Leiter if they could mention that other accusers had come forward and that their statements matched the same "pattern" that his client attested to and that the others said that more than just inappropriate touching had occurred.
When the man returned from the break, Leiter informed him that his statement matched "word for word" with other accusers. However, the others told police that Sandusky had engaged in oral sex with them -- an act that classifies as rape, he said.
After telling the man about the other people who said Sandusky abused them, Leiter said he was going to turn the recorder back on, though it had been recording the entire time.
Leiter testified that he does not think he or the other investigators did anything inappropriate during this investigation. He said he was simply trying to make the man feel more comfortable so that he would tell the truth.
Andreozzi testified that the man called "Victim 4" had a difficult time discussing the alleged sexual abuse, and he too was only trying to make him feel comfortable.
"He viewed Jerry as a father figure," Andreozzi said. "It's been extremely difficult for him to talk publicly about it."
Joe Amendola asked Andreozzi about his agreement with "Victim 4." He testified that he does have a "representation agreement" with his client, but did not feel comfortable divulging the conditions of it in court.
He said there is "potential" for a civil lawsuit, and a guilty verdict in the case could impact that suit. But, he said he and the man called "Victim 4" have not discussed filing a civil claim.
Also, a woman whose brother was good friends with the man called "Victim 4" testified that he had a reputation for being untruthful.
"He was a dishonest person and embellished stories," she said.
Meanwhile, the mother of the man called "Victim 1" testified that she obtained an attorney in order to keep the press away from her son after her former neighbor told reporters her new address after she moved.
The man's mother said that her son does have an attorney and signed a fee agreement with him, but they have not paid the attorney any money as of her testimony Tuesday.
Her former neighbor testified that she was a bad mother and that she has said she would be able to "buy a big house in the country" as a result of the Sandusky case.
He also said that the man called "Victim 1" said, "I'll have a nice new Jeep" at the end of the Sandusky case.
The man called "Victim 1" and his mother both testified that they did not say these things.