The alleged victim of abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky referred to as Victim One in the grand jury testimony reportedly left his school because of bullying, the Patriot-News reported.
It was Victim One’s mother who called Central Mountain High School to report suspected abuse, spawning the current investigation surrounding Sandusky and Penn State University.
Mike Gillum, the psychologist helping the 17-year-old’s family, told the Patriot-News that officials at the school were not providing guidance for students blaming the student for the firing of coach Joe Paterno and the fallout at the university.
Earlier this month Sandusky was charged with a 40-count indictment of sexually assaulting eight young boys over 15 years. He continues to maintain his innocence, despite admitting he had showered and “horsed around” with boys.
The student, who was midway through his senior year, is drawing strength from the flood of other alleged victims who have come forward after he initially reported Sandusky’s alleged acts.
“He feels good about that,” Gillum said. “That’s the one good that’s come of all this.”
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