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Sandusky Admits to Showering with Boys, Denies Sexual Contact

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General(NEW YORK) -- Alleged child abuser Jerry Sandusky admitted to showering and horsing around with kids -- but not sexual assaulting them -- in a phone interview with Bob Costas on NBC News' Rock Center Monday night.

The former Penn State football coach is accused of sexually abusing at least eight boys over a period dating back to 1994. Sandusky, who is currently free on $100,000 bond, faces 40 counts of sexual abuse in connection with the allegations.

"I could say that I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact," Sandusky told Costas in Monday's interview.

In the interview, during which Sandusky's lawyer Joe Amendola sat next to Costas, the embattled former coach admitted to having a fondness for children but denied that he is a pedophile.

“I enjoy being around children," Sandusky said. "I enjoy their enthusiasm. I just have a good time with them."

Hours before Sandusky's interview with Costas, Amendola told CNN his client is innocent and described him as a "big overgrown kid."

The allegations have culminated into the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno, Penn State president Graham Spanier, and a grand jury investigation into an alleged coverup involving high-ranking officials from the university.

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Alleged Penn State Victim’s Mom Speaks Out

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The mother of one of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged child sex assault victims tells ABC News that her son felt he didn’t have the power to resist the former Penn State assistant football coach.

The boy also told his mother that he was so traumatized that he still has difficulty openly discussing what happened years later.

In fact, even the boy’s mother did not fully understand his allegations at first.

“I had said, ‘You know, maybe we should have come to this conclusion earlier, you should have told me,’” she said she told her son during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos set to air on Good Morning America Friday.

“He was like, ‘Well, I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to do, and you just can’t tell Jerry no,’” she said.

Sandusky is charged with abusing at least eight boys over 15 years.

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McQueary Will Not Coach Saturday After Receiving Threats

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.) -- Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary will not be in attendance for Saturday's game against Nebraska after receiving "multiple threats," the school announced Thursday.

McQueary testified to a grand jury he saw former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky engaged in a sex act with a 10-year-old boy inside Penn State showers in 2002. He reported what he saw to head coach Joe Paterno following the incident, according to grand jury testimony.

In a statement released Thursday, the school said it would be "in the best interest of all" if McQueary did not attend Saturday's game.

The university's board of trustees announced Wednesday night that Paterno and president Graham Spanier would no longer be employed by the school, effective immediately.

Sandusky is charged with abusing at least eight boys over 15 years.

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Read Jerry Sandusky's Full Grand Jury Indictment

On College Avenue, a crying Penn State Nittany Lion window painting marks a store front, November 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Patrick Smith/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) --  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett addressed reporters Thursday, expressing disappointed in how Penn State students reacted to the firing of football head coach Joe Paterno Wednesday night at State College.

Thousands of students engaged in riot-like activities following the board of trustees' decision to relieve Paterno and president Graham Spanier amid allegations of sex crimes carried out by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Authorities say several students could face criminal charges after a TV news van was overturned, and rocks and other objects were thrown at police during the destructive demonstration.

"I believe in your right of assembly and your right to express your opinions," Corbett said. "I do not believe, nor does anyone believe, in your right to violence."

Sandusky is charged with abusing at least eight boys over 15 years, including crimes alleged to have taken place at the university.

>>For Sandusky's complete grand jury indictment, click here.<<


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