BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- The teenager whose report of sexual abuse spawned a grand jury investigation into Jerry Sandusky has told jurors that a guidance counselor didn't initially believe him because the former Penn State assistant football coach has a "heart of gold."
The teen, labeled Victim No. 1 by prosecutors, is now 18 years old. He testified Tuesday at Sandusky's trial.
He choked back tears as he spoke of abuse that allegedly included Sandusky fondling him, kissing him and ultimately engaging in oral sex with him. The teen says the instances of abuse happened in Sandusky's basement while his wife, Dottie, stayed upstairs.
During cross-examination, defense attorney Joe Amendola questioned whether the teen had financial motives for bringing his accusations, which the teen denied.
The teen says he is there to testify truthfully.