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Leiter said that did not include sharing individual accusers’ recollections of abuse, such as specific sex acts.

“We never told them what anyone else had ever told us,” he said.

But Amendola later read Leiter portions of an interview transcript in which the investigator told the accuser that others had reported abuse that progressed to oral sex and rape.

Victim 4, now 28, testified last week that Sandusky sexually abused him in the locker-room showers and in hotels for five years while trying to ensure his silence with gifts and trips to bowl games.

On the stand, he admitted that he lied to police and his own lawyer about the alleged abuse, saying he had “denied it forever.” But he testified calmly and firmly, saying Sandusky performed oral sex on him and sent him “creepy love letters.”

The man’s attorney, Ben Andreozzi, also was called to the stand and asked about a discussion he had with investigators during a break in an interview with his client.

On a difficult-to-hear recording of the discussion, Andreozzi and Leiter can be heard talking about the investigation while the accuser is out of the room.

Andreozzi acknowledged to jurors that a guilty verdict in Sandusky’s trial could have an impact on his client if he files a civil lawsuit, but he told the court that hadn’t been decided yet.

Andreozzi also denied coaching his client on what to say to investigators.

“He viewed Jerry as a father figure to him. It’s been extremely difficult talking about this publicly,” Andreozzi said.

The defense appeared to catch one of the investigators in a lie after recalling him to the stand.

Trooper Scott Rossman said that he hadn’t spoken to Leiter about their testimony after he first left the stand Tuesday, but Leiter said they had talked about it.

Meanwhile, another witness told jurors she knew Victim 4 through her brother and that he had a reputation for “dishonesty and embellished stories.” The woman, who said her brother was the alleged victim’s best friend, is an Iraq war veteran who suffered a brain injury before she was discharged.

The defense also called former New York Jets linebacker Lance Mehl, who played for the Nittany Lions in the 1970s.

“We all looked up to him as a class act,” Mehl said when Amendola asked him about Sandusky’s reputation.

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