Voicemail messages allegedly left by Jerry Sandusky on the phone of one of his alleged child sex victims have just been uncovered. The alleged victim’s lawyers released the voicemails yesterday and announced plans to sue Penn State University for failing to cease Sandusky’s abuse. The alleged unidentified victim claims to have suffered “extensive sexual abuse over many years both before and after the 2001 incident Michael McQueary witnessed” according to the victim’s attorneys. The voicemails were left in September 2011. The attorneys suspect Sandusky knew he would be heading to prison for the abuse.
On one of the recordings that was allegedly left by Sandusky, the man says “I am probably not going to be able to get a hold of anybody … Probably ought to just go forward … I would be very firm and express my feelings upfront.” Attorneys suspect Sandusky was attempting to coach the alleged victim on what to say to police. The voicemail continues, “But there is nothing really to hide so. Um. If you want, give me a call … I love you.”
On June 22, 2012, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 out of 48 counts of sexual abuse. Sandusky faces a minimum sentence of 60 years. Since his conviction, more victims have come forth to authorities. Penn State University has been sanctioned significantly for failing to stop Sandusky upon receiving notice of his alleged abuse.