July 26, 2012
Lawyers representing Victim 2 — the young boy Mike McCreary saw Jerry Sandusky molesting in the Penn State shower back in 2001 — have released two voicemails that date back to September of 2011.
Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was indicted on child sexual abuse charges in November 2011.
You hear Sandusky leaving two messages for Victim 2 that end with “love you.”
September 12, 2011: “Jere. Um. I am probably not going to be able to get a hold of anybody. Um. Uh. Probably ought to just go forward. Uh. I would be very firm and express my feelings, uh, upfront. Um. But, uh, you know, there is nothing really to hide so. Um. If you want, give me a call. You can call me on my other cell phone or on this one, either one so. Alright, take care. Love you. Uh. Hope you get this message. Thanks.”
September 19, 2011: “Just calling to see you know whether you had any interest in going to the Penn State game this Saturday. Uh. If you could get back to me and let me know, uh, I would appreciate it and when you get this message, uh, give me a call and I hope to talk to you later. Thanks. I love you.”
Attorneys Andrew Shubin and Justin Andronici, who represent Victim 2, plan to sue Penn State.
“We intend to file a civil lawsuit against Penn State University and others and to hold them accountable for the egregious and reckless conduct that facilitated the horrific abuse our client suffered,” the attorneys said in a statement from the Ross Feller Casey law firm.
The NCAA hit Penn State with a $60 million fine (the money must be placed in an endowment for programs that work to prevent child sexual abuse), a four-year bowl ban, a cut in the number of football scholarships, and erased 111 of former head coach Joe Paterno’s wins — stripping him of the title as the most successful coach in the history of Division I college football.
The unprecedented sanctions occurred because Paterno and college administrators chose to do nothing while Sandusky molested young boys on campus and elsewhere.
Sandusky was convicted last month of 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys.