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Man says ex-Penn State coach touched leg in car


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A man who through a youth charity years ago met a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child sex abuse says the coach was like a father figure but grew clingy as he got older.

Frankie Probst said Monday on NBC's "Rock Center" he and Jerry Sandusky grew apart after six years. The 24-year-old Probst says he can't recall any inappropriate behavior, though he says he started getting uncomfortable when Sandusky placed a hand above his knee while in a car.

Sandusky has been charged with abusing eight boys. He maintains his innocence.

Sandusky started The Second Mile charity for disadvantaged youths in the 1970s. Probst says he met Sandusky through the charity. He says he would stay at Sandusky's home and Sandusky would take him to games.

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