Vicious Cycle - The Molested Become Molesters
Report: All Eight victims to testify against Jerry Sandusky at preliminary hearing
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, December 6 2011, 12:07 AM
All eight of the victims allegedly sexually abused by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky will testify against him at a preliminary hearing in the case next week, contradicting Sandusky’s lawyer claim that at least one of the victims would deny that he had been abused.
ABC News cited sources in a report Monday night that said all the victims would testify; Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, previously had told ABC News that a boy known as “Victim 2” was “adamant that nothing sexual occurred.”
Sandusky is accused of molesting eight boys over a 15-year period, including a 10-year-old boy who an assistant coach, Mike McQueary, reported seeing being raped by the former defensive coordinator in 2002.
The grand jury report outlining the case did not identify Victim 2, but Amendola told ABC News that he believed the defense knew who the boy was and had talked to him.
Amendola also said he expected others might also come forward in Sandusky’s defense. He said Sandusky has maintained a friendly relationship with four of the alleged victims over the years.
However, ABC News reported that sources had told the network that all eight boys in the grand jury presentment intend to take the stand against Sandusky on Dec. 13 in Bellefonte, Pa.
Meanwhile, the man who claims he was molested by Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine says he will plead guilty to charges he sexually abused a 13-year-old boy last year while working as a camp counselor.
Zach Tomaselli, 23, had pleaded not guilty to 11 charges, but now says he expects to accept a plea deal and plead guilty in Maine Superior Court.
“I don’t really see any other way at this point,” Tomaselli told The Associated Press on Monday.
Tomaselli said the plea agreement his lawyer has discussed with prosecutors includes a three-year prison sentence. Tomaselli would also have to register as a sex offender for life.
“This kid has been through a lot because of the way I controlled him and abused him,” Tomaselli said of the alleged victim.
Tomaselli, the third man to claim Fine abused him, said Jim Boeheim’s longtime assistant showed him pornography, fondled him and watched him shower naked in a Pittsburgh hotel in 2002.
Fine has denied the abuse allegations made by Tomaselli and two other men.
Syracuse fired Fine last week after ESPN broadcast an audio tape of a 2002 telephone conversation between Fine’s wife, Laurie, and former ball boy Bobby Davis. Laurie Fine said during the conversation that she was concerned that her husband has molested Davis and that she felt powerless to stop the abuse.
Tomaselli has also said that he told New York State Police this year that his father, Fred, had sexually abused him. Fred Tomaselli said the allegations were unfounded and a spokesman for the state police has said the case is considered closed.
Posted by Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg at 12/06/2011
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