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Dec052011

All Eight of Jerry Sandusky's Alleged Victims to Testify Against Him

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(CENTRE COUNTY, Pa.) -- All eight of the boys allegedly sexually abused by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky will testify against him when preliminary hearings in the case begin next week, according to people close to the case.

News that all eight victims will testify against Sandusky is a blow to his defense. Sandusky's lawyer Joe Amendola had previously told ABC News that at least one of the boys had denied that he was abused.

Sandusky is accused of molesting eight boys over a 15-year period. A key allegation against the 67-year-old former coach was that he was seen raping a boy about the age of 10 in the showers in 2002.

The grand jury report said the identity of the boy, called Victim 2, was not known, but Amendola told ABC News that he believed they knew who the boy was and talked to him.

"The kid is...now grown up, he's in his 20s. He's adamant that nothing sexual occurred," Amendola said last month.

The lawyer said that at the time of the accusation Sandusky provided the boy's name to Penn State after he was confronted with the accusation.

Amendola said he expected others might also come forward in Sandusky's defense.

Sources told ABC News, however, that all eight boys in the grand jury presentment intend to take the stand against Sandusky when the hearing begins Dec. 13. The hearing in Centre County, Pa., is expected to last several days.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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