Jerry Sandusky Update: Victim 1 To Reveal Identity at His Book Release in October
Sep 27, 2012 12:29 PM EDT
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None of the identities of the eight victims in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse have been divulged, however now the mysterious Victim 1, who played an integral role in the conviction of former Penn State University assistant football coach, will finally reveal his identity in an interview with ABC in October.
The 18-year-old victim will be talk about his new tell-all book, "Silent No More: Victim #1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky," in an interview with ABC's Chris Cuomo. The book will hit shelves on October 23.
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Victim 1 has detailed his encounter with the 68-year-old convicted pedophile. The victims mother and psychologist have co-written parts of the book.
Victim 1 will talk about the incidences of molestation that took place around eight years ago when he was 11 years old.
The publisher Ballantine Bantam Dell told the Washington Post, "he will share how he survived years of shame and secrecy, harassment and accusation, before reporting Sandusky's actions to the authorities, and will offer a hopeful and inspiring message for victims of abuse."
In 2009, Victim 1 and his mother filed a complaint regarding former Penn State University assistant coach. The complaint sparked a long investigation that revealed a number of people coming forward confessing similar abuses perpetrated by the revered coach.
The lawyer of Victim 1, attorney Michael Boni confirmed news about the interview to the New York Post, but did not reveal when it was scheduled to air. ABC has also remained mum about the precise details of the episode.
Currently, the 68-year-old Sandusky awaits his prison sentence, which is set to October 9 in Center County Prison.
In the latest news, allegations that Sandusky was involved in a child-porn ring surfaced throughout the media. The validity of these accusations has not been confirmed, but it might play a role in Judge John Cleland's decision to categorize Sandusky as a violent sexual predator, a request made by state prosecutor. If he receives the following classification, he will get a lifetime prison sentence.
In May, a jury of seven women and five men found him guilty of 45 out of the 48 counts against him for sexual abuse of ten young boys over a span of 15 years. He could face a sentence of 400 years with no parole.