The Jerry Sandusky shower incident resurfaced Thursday as the accuser in the sexual assault has come forward and identified himself to attorneys.
Still identified only as Victim 2, the boy whom assistant coach Mike McQueary saw being molested in the Penn State showers by Sandusky in 2001 has retained lawyers and is planning to file suit.
He will sue Penn State, according to a statement released Thursday by his attorneys, Joel Feller and Matt Casey of Philadelphia and Justine Andronici and Andrew Shubin of State College, Pa.
While Victim 2 will not be releasing his name to the public, his attorneys have posted on their website two voicemails that Sandusky allegedly left the man on his cell phone in 2011.
The attorneys confirmed that the man is the same boy who McQueary saw one night in the Penn State locker room showers with Sandusky.
In his testimony during the trial of Sandusky, McQueary, then a graduate assistant on the Penn State football coaching staff, said he walked into the locker rooms around 9 p.m. one Friday night to put sneakers in his locker and saw Sandusky in a very sexual position with the boy.
Although prosecutors had not been able to identify Victim 2 or interview him for the trial, McQueary's testimony would prove to be one of the more important points in the case against the former Penn State assistant coach.
Sandusky was convicted of sexually assaulting the boy, despite the inability of police to identify the victim.
The statement released Thursday by Andronici and Shubin says Victim 2 approached them and confirmed that he had been abused for "many years both before and after the 2001 incident."
In addition, the attorneys said they will be filling a civil suit on the man's behalf against Penn State University "and others."
The voicemails posted by the attorneys include a man's voice that they say is Sandusky's, calling Victim 2 just weeks before his arrest.
"I would be very firm and express my feelings, uh, up front. Um. But you know, there is nothing really to hide so, if you want, give me a call. You can call me on my other cell phone or on this one, either one so. All right, take care. Love you. Uh. Hope you get this message. Thanks," the man said in one message, dated Sept. 12, 2011.
"Just calling to see you know whether you had any interest in going to the Penn State game this Saturday," the voice said in another message dated Sept. 14, 2011. "If you could get back to me and let me know, I would appreciate it and when you get this message, uh, give me a call and I hope to talk to you later. Thanks. I love you."
In addition to the voicemails, the lawyers said they had overwhelming evidence that Sandusky molested the boy for many years and that he is, in fact, Victim 2.
"As these messages indicate, Sandusky was attempting to exert control over our client even as his arrest for child sexual abuse became imminent," the statement read.
On June 22, 2012, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of the 48 charges of sexual abuse of young boys over 15 years.
Though he has not been sentenced yet, several legal experts say Sandusky will almost certainly spend the rest of his life in prison.