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A man claiming to have been the boy sexually assaulted by Jerry Sandusky in a Penn State locker room shower will file a lawsuit against the university, his lawyers announced Thursday.
The Associated Press reports that the man, whose name was not released, did not testify in last month’s trial of the former Penn State football coach, although his relationship with Sandusky was one of the focal points of the case. Victim 2, who the man claims to be, was the boy Mike McQueary saw Sandusky sexually abuse in a locker room shower in 2001. The lawyers allege that the boy endured "extensive sexual abuse" by the coach both before and after that incident.
The victim’s attorneys posted two voicemails on their website that Sandusky allegedly left on the man’s cell phone in September 2011, just two months before he would be arrested. Whether the man leaving the messages really is Sandusky is as of yet unconfirmed, CNN reports. Both recordings end with the words "love you."
The man plans to sue Penn State because he must live "with the knowledge that many powerful adults, including those at the highest levels of Penn State, put their own interests and the interests of a child predator above their legal obligations to protect him," the attorneys explained in a written release.