A rally and a vigil is scheduled to be held Saturday at Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall in support of Aaron Fisher — the man referred to as “Victim 1” in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case --–– according to the event’s Facebook page.
A picket will be held at 11 a.m. in protest of the Keystone Central School District, while a vigil for Fisher, 18, and the other people Sandusky was convicted of abusing will be held at 7 p.m. later that day, according to the event’s Facebook page.
According to a Harrisburg Patriot-News article, the event is a protest against the way that the Keystone Central School District handled the reports that Fisher and his mother, Dawn Daniels, made in 2008 when they said Sandusky abused Fisher.
Daniels could not be reached by press time Monday.
Michael Boni, the attorney for Fisher, also could not be reached by press time Monday.
Fisher testified at Sandusky’s trial and said that between the ages of 11 and 15, Sandusky abused Fisher after meeting him through a Second Mile camp, as previously reported.
On ABC’s “20/20” Friday, Fisher gave his first on-camera interview. Fisher said that when he and Daniels went to tell school administrators about the abuse, the administrators told the two to rethink telling police because of Sandusky’s high stature.
No one from Keystone Central School District could be reached for comment.
Heather Ellis, one of the coordinators of the event, could also not be reached.
As of press time Monday, the Facebook group had about 665 members.
Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 out of 48 counts of sexually abusing boys he met through The Second Mile, the charity he started in 1977. Sandusky was sentenced earlier this month to serve 30 to 60 years in prison.
Fisher published his book “Silent No More: Victim 1's Fight For Justice Against Jerry Sandusky” today detailing Sandusky’s abuse.