Sandusky witness: I should have spoken out sooner

12:38 AM, Jun 12, 2012   |    comments
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- The first witness at Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial says he feels responsible for what happened to other alleged victims because he didn't come forward earlier.

The 28-year-old man said Monday he was reluctant to cooperate with the sweeping investigation into the allegations against the former Penn State assistant football coach.

Under cross-examination by defense lawyer Joseph Amendola, the man said: "I feel if I just said something back then ... I feel responsible for what happened to other victims."

The man tells jurors that Sandusky gave him several gifts, including a snowboard and a copy of Sports Illustrated magazine autographed by linebacker LaVar Arrington.

Sandusky faces 52 criminal counts that he sexually abused 10 boys over 15 years. He has denied the allegations.

(Associated Press)

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