Victim 1 in Sandusky case considered suicide because prosecution took so long

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Published: Oct 19 2012 10:43:34 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2012 01:14:53 PM EDT
Sandusky trial
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The young man whose claims of abuse began the criminal investigation that put Jerry Sandusky in prison said 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 told 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 said the long delay made him increasingly desperate. He said 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.