updated 12/13/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/13/2011 AT 3:30 PM ET
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky opted to waive his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday – but that hasn’t prevented some of his alleged victims from speaking out.
“I can’t put into words how unbearable this has been on my life, both physically and mentally,” a young man identified as Victim Number Four said in a statement released by his attorney, Ben Andreozzi.
The weeks since news first broke of Sandusky’s alleged child sexual abuses have been “the most difficult time of my life” said the young man, who says he still intends to testify against his former coach.
Sandusky, 67, is charged with molesting 10 boys over a 16-year-period. In the case of Victim Number Four, the former coach is charged with forcing the boy to perform sex acts on him during the mid-1990s.