Sandusky's 'Victim No. 1' Revealed, Tells of Horrific Abuse

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By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Reporter
October 19, 2012|8:17 am

For the longest time he was known simply as "Victim No. 1," but now that young man is speaking out and has revealed himself to the public. His name is Aaron Fisher, and he is telling the world about the abuse he suffered at the hands of Jerry Sandusky in order to "be somebody who did something good."

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    (Photo: REUTERS / Pennsylvania State Attorney General's Office / Handout)
    Former Penn State University football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (C) is led away by police after being arrested in a sex crimes investigation, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in this November 5, 2011 handout photograph released on November 10. Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing eight young boys over more than a decade, both before and after his retirement from the team in 1999. Picture taken November 5, 2011.

When Fisher was only 11, he met Sandusky through his charity, the Second Mile summer camp. Sandusky immediately took a liking to the boy and often invited him to his home. At first, nothing strange happened, but when Fisher entered high school, things changed.

Suddenly, while at the Sandusky home, Fisher would be taken "to the basement and the fun and games turned to horror." Fisher was abused for quite some time, but it didn't stop at the Sandusky home. Because Sandusky was allowed on the school grounds, he had unprecedented access to Fisher, even pulling him out of classes.

"He once followed my bus home from school. He told me to get in the car. I took off running. He drove on the opposite side of the street, into oncoming traffic to catch up with me, and then I ran up an alley. He went to my house and parked out front," Fisher explained.

"Yeah, it was that bad," he added in an interview with ABC's Chris Cuomo.

Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of abuse and sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison. He has already filed an appeal and claimed that his lawyers did not have enough time to adequately prepare for the case. He has always maintained his innocence and insisted that he only wanted to help the young men.

After Fisher came forward, nine other boys did, too. Their accounts horrified the nation and brought down Sandusky and tarnished the reputation of Penn State, which is still reeling from the situation.

Sandusky is currently being held in the county jail, but he will soon be transferred to a state prison.

You can watch Fisher's first interview with Cuomo on Friday, Oct. 19, at 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC's "20/20." His new book, "Silent No More: Victim 1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky" will be available on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

 

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