Sandusky victim says he contemplated suicide

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The young man whose claims of abuse began the criminal investigation that put Jerry Sandusky in prison says he contemplated suicide because authorities took so long to prosecute the former Penn State assistant football coach.
   
Aaron Fisher is speaking out publicly by name for the first time. He tells ABC in an interview airing Friday that the Pennsylvania attorney general's office had told him it needed more victims before Sandusky would be charged.
   
Fisher says the long delay made him increasingly desperate. He says he thought "maybe it would be easier to take myself out of the equation."
   
Fisher was known as Victim 1. He testified at Sandusky's trial. Sandusky was sentenced last week to at least 30 years in prison for molesting Fisher and nine other boys.

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A young man whose allegations of sexual abuse triggered the criminal investigation into former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is appearing on national television to talk about his ordeal.
   
A pre-recorded interview with 18-year-old Aaron Fisher aired Friday on ABC'S "Good Morning America."
   
Fisher says he was 11 when he met Sandusky and was abused during weekend visits at the Sandusky home.
   
As a teenager, Sandusky was a volunteer coach at Fisher's high school. Fisher says he told the school principal and others about the abuse, but nothing was done. He also spoke to People magazine.
   
The ABC interview airs a day after Sandusky launched his effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions alleging there was insufficient evidence and he received an unfair trial.

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