Jerry Sandusky trial: former coach accused of threatening boys (VIDEO)


John J. McQueary, right, father of former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse before testifying at the Jerry Sandusky trial on June 13, 2012, in Bellefonte, Penn. Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts of alleged sexual abuse of children.


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Jerry Sandusky cornered a 10-year-old boy in the shower, soaped up his shoulders and grabbed him in a naked embrace, an alleged victim told the former Penn State football coach’s trial today.

As the third day of the sexual abuse trial ended, more than half of the alleged victims have testified, ABC News reported.

All are recounting accusations of abuse at the hands of the 68-year-old football coach.

“I crept forward a little bit more, as did he, and I felt his body on my back, and I kept lurching forward, but I didn't have anywhere more to go,” the now 23-year-old alleged victim told the jury, according to ABC.

Sandusky faces 52 charges of sexual abuse against 10 boys over 15 years.

Three accusers took the stand today in Bellefonte, Pa., The Associated Press reported.

They said the coach offered them free tickets to Penn State football games, or threatened them, in order to curry their favor.

Another alleged victim, who was 11 at the time, said Sandusky held him down and performed oral sex on him, the AP reported.

“He told me that if I ever told anyone that I’d never see my family again,” the man, now 25, said.

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The trial – which began Monday – is expected to last three weeks.

It began today with testimony from John McQueary, whose son was also an assistant coach at Penn State under Joe Paterno.

Mike McQueary testified on Tuesday that he saw Sandusky raping a young boy in the showers.

He called his father and asked for his advice, Reuters reported.

“We determined that it was imperative to report this to the authorities at Penn State,” John McQueary said.

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