Key question in Penn State case: Who is Victim 2?

A central allegation against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is also shaping up to be a central mystery of the case.

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, right, leaves the office of Centre County District Justice Daniel A. Hoffman under escort by Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General's Office officials in Bellefonte, Pa., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2011. Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers, including one who claims Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom, according to authorities. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A central allegation against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is also shaping up to be a central mystery of the case.

Another assistant alleges he saw Sandusky raping a boy in a team shower years ago. The boy is referred to in court papers as Victim 2. His identity isn't known to authorities.

That could make it harder for them to make their case when Sandusky is tried on allegations that he sexually abused several boys for years. Sandusky's lawyer says a man has come forward to say he's Victim 2. But the lawyer doesn't plan to call him to testify, partly because he's not sure what the man will say.

The 68-year-old Sandusky awaits trial in May. He denies the allegations.


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