Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the second day of testimony at his trial in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP/CBS) - The judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse trial said prosecutors could finish presenting their case Thursday.
Judge John Cleland told jurors that if that happens he'll give them an updated trial schedule at the end of the day.
So far, the jurors have heard from seven accusers. One of them testified Thursday that the former Penn State assistant football coach called himself the "tickle monster" while lathering his back and embracing him in an on-campus shower.
Another accuser who is now a member of the Army National Guard described frequent sleepovers at Sandusky's home that included the ex-coach rubbing his body and touching his penis.
Sandusky's attorney questioned both men about connections they had with other alleged victims.
The defense has claimed that the accusers have financial motives, but they've all denied that.
A 25-year-old man whose 1998 encounter with Sandusky was investigated but resulted in no charges told jurors Thursday that the former Penn State assistant football coach bear-hugged him in a locker-room shower.
The accuser said Sandusky put soap on his back and shoulders after a workout then lifted him up chest-to-chest to rinse his hair.
The man is identified by prosecutors as Victim 6. He said he blacked out at the time of the encounter, when he was 11 years old.
Penn State police investigated after the boy's mother became suspicious when he returned home with wet hair but authorities ultimately decided not to bring charges.
On cross-examination, the man testified that he could recall no further sexual contact with the coach.
Under cross-examination, the man acknowledged staying in contact with Sandusky for years.
Later, a police detective who investigated Sandusky in 1998 said he still believes charges should have been filed then, but the district attorney did not do so.
Ronald Schreffler testified Thursday he interviewed Sandusky in 1998 after a woman complained about her 11-year-old son and the former Penn State assistant football coach showering together.
Schreffler said he felt charges were warranted, but Ray Gricar, the DA at the time, didn't agree. Gricar disappeared in 2005 and has been declared legally dead.
Sandusky has denied all charges against him involving 10 alleged victims over a 15-year period.
Judge John Cleland said the prosecution could rest by the end of the day on Friday. Six of Sandusky's accusers have now testified, including three on Wednesday.
One of Sandusky's accusers said he stayed quiet in part to keep going to Penn State football games. Another said Sandusky told him he'd never see his family again if he told anyone what happened.
The men testified Wednesday that those were among the ways Sandusky held sway following alleged molestation while they were children. Sandusky is an ex-assistant football coach at Penn State on trial for alleged sexual abuse of children.
The man who said he was threatened said Sandusky later apologized. He said the threat came after Sandusky performed oral sex on him.
On Wednesday afternoon, a fourth man, known as "Victim 5" testified that when he was 12 or 13, Sandusky exposed himself to him in a Penn State locker room sauna and sexually assaulted him in the shower right afterward.
The man said he met Sandusky through his charity, The Second Mile, when he was in the fifth grade. He testified that he was referred to in order to gain English skills because his family did not speak English at home. At first, the man testified, he didn't think Sandusky's attentions - like putting his hand on the boy's knee in the car - were inappropriate.
"My father used to squeeze my knee, so it was nothing unusual," he testified.
The man testified that Sandusky called his home in 2001 and asked his mother if he could go work out with him. He said the two went to the PSU gym and it was there that Sandusky exposed himself in the sauna. Afterward, he testified, the two went to the showers where the witness chose a spigot at the far end and tried to face the wall but that he felt Sandusky watching him.
"I noticed that his penis was enlarged but I didn't understand the significance of it back then," he said, sniffling.
"He threw some soap at me and started lathering my shoulders," he continued. " I think he crept forward a little bit more. I felt his body on my back and kept lurching forward. I felt his penis on my back and I kind of turned away and I felt his arm move on me. He touched my genitalia. He took my hand and he placed it on his."
The witness testified that Sandusky was "upset with me" and drove him home. He said he kept silent about the incident until telling a girlfriend last year.
After Victim 5 testified, the prosecution played a recording of a Bob Costas interview of Sandusky which aired on NBC's "Rock Center" in November 2011.
In the interview, Sandusky denies sexually abusing the boys, saying, "I enjoy young people, I love to be around them. No, I am not sexually attracted to young boys."
The final witness to testify was Ronald Petrosky, a Penn State janitor, who told the court that he was doing his nightly cleaning when he saw "two pairs of legs" in the shower. He said he waited for them to leave to finish cleaning and was then approached by his co-worker, Jim Calhoun.
According to PennLive.com, Calhoun is currently in the hospital suffering from dementia and thus unable to testify. After some back and forth between the prosecution and the defense, Judge Cleland allowed Petrosky to testify as to what Calhoun told him he saw that night.
"I could tell he was upset," testified Petrosky. He told the court that Calhoun told him he had seen Sandusky performing oral sex on a young boy, known as "Victim 8."
Petrosky also told the court that he saw Sandusky and a boy leave the locker room the same night, both with wet hair, reports PennLive.
Tom Kline, the lawyer for one of the alleged victims, told reporters outside the courthouse: "It's just remarkable how many children one man can shower with."