NJ Advance Media revealed last night some of the details of alleged locker room sexual abuse that resulted in seven Sayreville War Memorial High School players being arrested on Friday and brought police to the home of a four-star Penn State recruit.
Those details are again in line with what we've heard in our tips:
Four players would pounce on a freshman, pinning him to the locker room floor. Two would provide lookout at the door. And one player would howl, cut off the lights and digitally penetrate the freshman.
The final attacker, the parent said, would sexually assault the prone victim, inserting a finger into his rectum and then placing the finger into the freshman's mouth.
"It's sickening, man," the parent said. "Not only to hear the description, but to see these freshmen that are in the locker room or these other kids that don't want to be bothered with that stuff in the locker room, and just think if my son or somebody else's son wanted to leave … they couldn't leave because there was somebody at the door there. I could see the kids saying, 'You're not going nowhere until this is over.' It's just like being in a bad dream, you know?"
Thus far, four victims of the abuse have come forward. A previous report suggested the abuse happened daily:
"Right on the floor. … It was happening every day. They would get the freshmen."
He added: "Kids would just sit around and witness [stuff] like this."
Parents and witnesses spoke anonymously out of fear of reprisal from a community that has been vocal in its support for the Sayreville football program, a team that has won three state championships in the past four years. Head coach George Najjar says he is "uncertain of his future with the team."
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