HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for a man who they say was "Victim 2" in the Jerry Sandusky case have released a pair of voicemails recorded last year, in which a man who is purported to be Sandusky expresses his love.
The lawyers say their client was the boy who was seen being assaulted in the Penn State football team's showers in 2001 by Sandusky. They say he suffered "extensive sexual abuse over many years" both before and after that incident.
And now, they are threatening to sue the university.
The voicemails are dated from September of last year, less than two months before the former Penn State assistant coach was arrested on child sex abuse charges.
In one of the voicemails, the man identified as Sandusky asks whether the person who is purported to be Victim 2 would like to attend Penn State's next game.
Attorneys say Sandusky left "numerous" voicemails for their client that fall.
The identity of "Victim 2" was one of the remaining mysteries from the trial of Sandusky, which ended in his conviction on 45 sex abuse counts. Those included counts related to Victim 2, based on the testimony of a former graduate assistant with the team, who described seeing the attack.
Here are the transcripts of the voicemails:
Sept. 12, 2011 voicemail:
"… 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."
Sept. 19, 2011 voicemail:
"…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."