Accusers talk of Sandusky’s sway to win silence



BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — One of Jerry Sandusky’s accusers says he stayed quiet in part to keep going to Penn State football games. Another says Sandusky told him he’d never see his family again if he told anyone what happened.

The men testified Wednesday that those were among the ways Sandusky held sway following alleged molestation while they were children. Sandusky is an ex-assistant football coach at Penn State on trial for alleged sexual abuse of children.

The trial resumes Thursday as prosecutors appear to be winding down their case against the 68-year-old Sandusky. He’s charged with abusing 10 boys over a 15-year span but maintains his innocence.

The man who says he was threatened says Sandusky later apologized. He says the threat came after Sandusky performed oral sex on him.