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More details on what Joe Paterno knew of Sandusky child rapes

10 September, 2017, 02:03 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • More details on what Joe Paterno knew of Sandusky child rapes

A police report obtained by CNN suggests that the late former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew that Jerry Sandusky may have been molesting children years before Sandusky's arrest.

Those superiors - including then-Athletic Director Tim Curley, then-Senior Vice President for Business and Finance Gary Schultz, and then-President Graham Spanier - were later charged with obstruction of justice, perjury and other counts for their failure to take the McQueary report to police, and alleged efforts to color what they did and knew when state investigators began questioning them in 2011.

In a report first filed by CNN, there is evidence that Joe Paterno knew years before Jerry Sandusky's arrest that his longtime assistant might be sexually abusing children.

According to the report, when McQueary recounted what he had seen, Paterno acknowledged it "was the second complaint of this nature he had received". He maintains his innocence and is in the midst of a Post-conviction Collateral Relief Act petition seeking dropped charges or a new trial.

The prosecution was afraid of making the case about Paterno and Penn State rather than Sandusky.


Also in his 2013 testimony, McQueary said Paterno in the years after 2001 made passing remarks about how Sandusky "was a sick guy" and said the university "screwed up" in its handling of the 2001 allegation. According to the victim, Paterno responded: "I don't want to hear any of that stuff", saying he had a football season to "worry about".

Attorney's for the Paterno family could not be reached for comment by CNN.

The report states that Paterno's former assistant, Mike McQueary, approached the Nittany Lions coach after witnessing Sanducky sexually abusing a child back in 2001. Paterno didn't testify on the emails because Penn State's investigation was released after Paterno died.

Paterno and McQueary had "no discussion of the previous complaint at that time or any other time", the report states.

In the wake of Sandusky's arrest, Paterno was sacked from Penn State in November 2011, after 46 years as head football coach. "With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more".

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