VICTIM #1, THE YOUNG MAN AT THE CENTER OF THE PENN STATE
SEX ABUSE SCANDAL, BREAKS HIS SILENCE IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
WITH ABC'S CHRIS CUOMO, ON "20/20," FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 ON ABC
The young man known as Victim #1, whose sexual abuse allegations led to the criminal conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, breaks his silence in an exclusive and emotional television interview with ABC News Chief Law and Justice Correspondent and "20/20" co-anchor Chris Cuomo. An ABC News investigation will reveal new details about how Jerry Sandusky got away with the abuse for so many years. Cuomo tries to get answers from the school officials who, Victim #1 says, didn't help him. For the first time hear how the scandal unfolded from the perspective of Victim #1.
The exclusive interview will air on "20/20" on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Portions of the interview will air on Friday on "Good Morning America" (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) and on "ABC World News" (6:30 p.m., ET). Silent No More: Victim #1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky will be published as a Ballantine Books Hardcover on October 23, 2012.
Other reports airing on "20/20" Friday night include:
· In September 2010, as Connie Hoagland, a San Diego daycare worker and mother of three, left work, the unimaginable happened, playing out like a scene from a mob movie. Connie got in her car, turned the key in the ignition, and an explosion erupted. Detectives discovered a pipe bomb, meant to kill. Hoagland would survive the blast. But who tried to assassinate this loving suburban housewife, and why? Her husband, Larry Hoagland, seemed an unlikely suspect; the couple had been married for 25 years, raising a beautiful family in San Diego and active in their church. Detectives would soon uncover the person behind the bombing and a life caught in a web of lies. Elizabeth Vargas reports.
· Raymond Roth and his son, Jon, went to the beach on Long Island, New York this summer. Jon says his father went in for a dip in the ocean -- and disappeared. There was a massive search, but no sign of Roth. So his grieving wife, Evana, was surprised a few days later to come across a series of emails making it clear, at least to her, that the reports of Raymond Roth's death had been greatly exaggerated. Chris Cuomo reports.
· Plus, Chris Connelly reports on celebrity look-alikes.
David Sloan is executive producer of ABC News' "20/20."