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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (WHTM) -

A janitor who worked in Penn State's Lasch Football Building told jurors he saw Jerry Sandusky leaving the locker room with a young boy in 2000, and he said another janitor saw Sandusky sexually assaulting the boy.

Ron Petrosky, the last prosecution witness to testify Wednesday, said he was cleaning the locker room and heard a shower running.

"I just about went in the shower and I saw two sets of legs, so I left," Petrosky said. He described one set of legs as hairy and the other set as having no hair.

Petrosky said he quickly left the room and was waiting outside when Sandusky and a small boy came out of the locker room and walked down the hallway. He said their hair was wet and Sandusky took the boy's hand.

Petrosky said he then saw Jim Calhoun, a temporary worker who was close to retirement age, crying and shaking. He said Calhoun told him, "I just witnessed something in there I'll never forget the rest of my life. That man who just left, he had the boy up against the shower wall."

Petrosky said Calhoun claimed to have witnessed the man performing oral sex on the boy. "That man?" Petrosky said he asked Calhoun. "That's Jerry Sandusky."

"We thought Calhoun was going to have a heart attack," he told the jury. "We kept people with him that night to make sure he was alright. We had to finish our job of course, but it was hard to concentrate after that."

Calhoun has dementia and isn't able to take the stand, but Judge John Cleland ruled Wednesday afternoon that his co-workers can tell the jury what he reported seeing. The boy's identity is unknown to prosecutors.

During cross-examination, defense attorney Joe Amendola pointed out parts of Petrosky's testimony differed from what he told the grand jury, such as not describing the legs as "hairy" and saying he saw "four sets of legs." Petrosky said he meant that he saw a total of four legs.

Amendola also asked when Petrosky first spoke to police about the incident. Petrosky acknowledged that he didn't go to authorities until after he saw a 2011 report about the Sandusky investigation in the Centre Daily Times.

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