Man claiming to be shower victim to testify in Sandusky case

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after a hearing of arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after a hearing of arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A man who claims to have been the young boy seen being abused by ex-coach Jerry Sandusky in a Penn State shower 15 years ago is expected to testify Friday in Sandusky’s appeal of his conviction.

It will be the first time he has testified in the case.

Lawyers for the 29-year-old man say he is the person who was identified during the 2012 Sandusky trial only as Victim 2.

But the man who led the Sandusky prosecution does not believe he is the same person assistant football coach Mike McQueary saw in the shower with Sandusky.

Sandusky’s lawyers argue their client did not get a fair trial, in part because his legal team at the time mishandled the issue of Victim 2’s identity.

Sandusky was convicted on charges of abusing 10 boys, including Victim 2.

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