The person referred to in court documents as “Victim 2” — whom Jerry Sandusky was convicted of abusing in June based on former assistant coach Mike McQueary’s eyewitness account — has come forward and is planning to sue Penn State, according to a statement from his legal team.
According to the statement, released by attorneys Joe Feller , Matt Casey , Justine Andronici and Andrew Shubin , this person suffered more abuse than the one incident McQueary witnessed.
“Our client suffered extensive sexual abuse over many years both before and after the 2001 incident Mike McQueary witnessed in the Penn State Lasch building shower,” according to the statement.
The person referred to in court documents as “Victim 2” did not testify in Sandusky’s trial, and investigators did not previously know his identity.
McQueary testified that in 2001, he witnessed Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator, doing something sexual in nature in the shower with the person called “Victim 2.” He testified that he reported it to late head coach Joe Paterno .
Paterno testified to the grand jury that he then reported the incident to former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz .
The incident was not reported to anyone else until another investigation began in 2008, which brought charges against Sandusky. Curley and Schultz are charged with failing to report the suspected abuse and perjury.
According to the statement, the attorneys plan to hold those who could have and did not prevent the abuse accountable.
“Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of Victim 2 and other children is a direct result of a conspiracy to conceal Sandusky’s conduct and the decisions by top Penn State officials that facilitated and enabled his access to victims,” the attorneys said according to the statement.
Attorneys have gathered “overwhelming” evidence about Sandusky’s abuse of their client, the person called “Victim 2,” according to the statement.
Along with the statement, attorneys released two voicemails Sandusky left for the man called “Victim 2.” One was from Sept. 12, 2011 and the other was from Sept. 19, 2011. Sandusky was arrested in November of 2011.
“...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 to the man called “Victim 2” in one of the two voicemails released.
Both messages include Sandusky telling the man called “Victim 2” “I love you.”
“As these messages indicate, Sandusky was attempting to exert control over our client even as his arrest for child sexual abuse became imminent,” according to the statement.
Sandusky is currently confined in the Centre County Correctional Facility where he awaits sentencing after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys.