The person referred to as "Victim 2" in court documents in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case has come forward and will sue Penn State and others for damages, according to a statement released through his attorneys Joel Feller and Matt Casey.
"Our client suffered extensive sexual abuse over many years both before and after the 2001 incident Michael McQueary witnessed in the Penn State Lasch building shower," the statement reads. "Penn State has now admitted and there is no longer any question that its top officials could have and should have prevented these acts."
The identity of the person referred to as "Victim 2" was previously unknown to investigators. McQueary testified that he saw Sandusky doing something of a sexual nature in 2001, a report that he relayed to then-head coach Joe Paterno. Paterno reported the incident to former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz.
The attorneys also released two audio files with voicemails Sandusky left for the person referred to as "Victim 2" in September of 2011, one in which he invites the young man to a football game. However, according to the statement, the attorneys have uncovered "numerous" voicemails from Sandusky.
"...Just calling to see you know whether you had any interest in going to the Penn State game this Saturday. Uh. If you could get back to me and let me know, uh, I would appreciate it and when you get this message, uh, give me a call and I hope to talk to you later. Thanks. I love you," Sandusky said in one of the messages.
According to the statement, the attorneys "conducted an extensive investigation and gathered overwhelming evidence regarding the details of the abuse he suffered."
"Our client has to live the rest of his life not only dealing with the effects of Sandusky's childhood sexual abuse, but also with the knowledge that many powerful adults, including those at the highest levels of Penn State, put their own interests and the interests of a child predator above their legal obligations to protect him," the statement reads.
Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse on June 22.
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