Aaron Fisher, known as “Victim 1” in the trial, is speaking out and volunteering to put his name and face to the anonymous victims of a sexual predator.
In Aaron’s case, he asked for help from his principal (among others), whom Aaron says did nothing at first, simply urging Aaron’s mom to “think about it” after Aaron reported the abuse he’d endured for years.
Aaron’s story is just another tragic example of how important it is for adults to be a trustworthy source of support for the kids in their lives, and to advocate for them.
Aaron is an incredibly brave young man to have been the first victim and the beginning of an investigation that finally landed Jerry Sandusky in prison for life. Hopefully we can learn from his experience and create a system that supports victims of abuse, so we never again make a child feel like he will not be believed if he tells the truth about his abuse.