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First accuser describes Sandusky claims in detail

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The first witness to take the stand against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky says he regrets having kept the alleged sexual abuse a secret, and feels guilty that prosecutors say other boys were victimized after him.

Trial testimony goes into its second day Tuesday after an opening day in which so-called Victim 4 told jurors that the 68-year-old Sandusky molested him in the locker room showers and in hotels while trying to ensure his silence with gifts and trips.

The 28-year-old man says Sandusky sent him "creepy love letters" and treated him like a son in public, but like a girlfriend in private.

Another key witness, called Victim 1 in court papers, is expected to take the stand Tuesday. Sandusky faces 52 criminal counts, and denies the allegations.