Three more accusers took the stand in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial today. And with each new testimony a disturbing portrait is emerging of how the former Penn State assistant football coach allegedly targeted underprivileged boys and took advantage of them.
Alleged victim 3 told the jury today Sandusky "gave me things that I had never had before. ... I loved him."
He testified he was part of Sandusky's Second Mile program and stayed overnight more than 50 times at the coach's home from 1998 to 2001.
"He'd jump into bed with me, start tickling me, blowing on my stomach and pelvis. He would also, at times, touch my penis."
The man, now 25, says he also showered with Sandusky after workouts.
"He would get me to move closer to him, where he would wash my shoulders, my butt, my back," alleged victim 3 said.
Like alleged victim 3, alleged victim 6 was 11 years old in 1998. He also testified today about showers he took at Penn State after workouts with Sandusky. "I remember seeing his chest hair right in my face, and thinking, 'This is icky.'" Sandusky said he was the "tickle monster," the man recounted.
Alleged victim 6 says he told his mom about his encounters with Sandusky, which prompted a police investigation.
A former Penn State police investigator took the stand and said he was at the mother's home when she confronted Sandusky.
The former investigator said he heard Sandusky tell the mother: "I wish I could ask for forgiveness. I know I can't get it from you. I wish I were dead."
There was also emotional testimony from alleged victim 9. CNN National Correspondent Jason Carroll will have all of today's developments, including insight on why the commonwealth did not rest its case as expected today. Plus, we'll discuss the legal moves in the case with former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark and former criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos. Don't miss our coverage at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
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