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Man, I wonder if this gets ugly again.

 

I've always been critical of Paterno in this, to the point where I think his inaction was minimally criminally negligent. Many of his supporters argued that he fulfilled his reporting responsibilities by passing the information up the chain of command. That may be, on an organizational level. But it's way below the threshold of what should have been done by a thinking, moral person. If his "superiors" (in quotes, because he was the most powerful man in Pennsylvania) ignored his reporting of the McQueary event, then his responsibility as a human being was to go to the police himself. By letting Curley and Schultz take this and not run with it, he enabled child rape, period, and if this allegation about being informed as early as 1976 can be substantiated (and in a less electronic age, it probably can't be), then all those sanctions and more need to come roaring back.

 

This is just disgusting, inhuman, evil, ****.

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Okay, now we know, factually that Joe Paterno and PSU officials settled out of court with a victim in 1971.    Think about that - John Cappeletti was still two years away from winning the Heisman......that's how long ago they knew.    Not only did they allow Sandusky to still be employed there for another 28 years - they let him use the Penn State name to bring in more kids to his "foundation".       We learned this because Penn State was trying to avoid paying the settlements and trying to pin it on an insurance company who is now bringing this to light and the current university president is blaming the media for all of it. 

 

Dear Big Ten,   Chuck Penn State out of the conference.     Too bad the current people suffer for sins of the past, but that's what happens when your institution ignores something for 3 decades.     Bye Bye Penn State.   Have some balls and do it. 

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I've been checking Posnanski's blog to see if he's written anything about the latest news on Paterno (which is fact, not speculation).     Crickets................

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11 hours ago, Motor City Sonics said:

Okay, now we know, factually that Joe Paterno and PSU officials settled out of court with a victim in 1971.    

Link? What I'm reading is that the out of court settlements cover abuse claims dating back to 1971. Doesn't mean the payments were made back in 1971 or even that anyone knew of them in 1971. What we already know at this time is still terrible, but if they ever find internal correspondence from 1971 proving they knew about it back then, then yeah, blow it to smithereens.

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46 minutes ago, Nastradamus said:

and now Briles goes down

I wonder how long until the NCAA imposes its punishment and what it will be.

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Ken Starr, the guy who lead a 7 year $60mm political witch hunt because Clinton lied about a consensual **** ***, cannot be bothered to investigate women getting raped just across campus. POS.

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2 hours ago, Deleterious said:

What?

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raise enough money to keep the feeding trough full for the piglets and they will love you no matter  how you express your inner swine.

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In fairness to those people, they probably think print newspapers are still relevant.

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On 6/6/2016 at 8:50 PM, Deleterious said:

What?

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It gets harder and harder to follow this sport.  It's just so corrupt.  It's just so disgusting on so many levels and it's the adults, the coaches/administrators that are the worst.  They allow these predators to continue to represent their organizations, and even absorb more and more glory while they just can't figure out how to live as a responsible human. Is it any wonder at all how Aaron Hernandez thought he'd get away with it?    Glorify these people from the time they are 13 or 14 years old and have grown men kiss up to them and wash away anything they do wrong and of course they think they can do anything at all - even murder.  Of course they do.     

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1 hour ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

It isn't the sport, it is the money it generates.

Replace football and something else will fill the void and the same issues will persist.

true dat. I was going to make a satirical post about getting 100k in the stadium to watch some kind of version of the old "College Bowl" academic quiz show, then I remembered even quiz shows had scandals when the money got big. :$

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Not sure if I posted it before or if anyone has seen it, but this is the Grand Jury Presentment from 2011:

INTRODUCTION
We, the members of the Thirty-Third Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, having
received and reviewed evidence regarding violations of the Crimes Code occurring in Centre
County, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere pursuant to Notice of Submission of Investigation No.1,
do hereby make the following findings of fact and recommendation of charges.
FINDINGS OF FACT
The Grand Jury conducted an investigation into reported sexual assaults of minor male
children by Gerald A. Sandusky ("Sandusky") over a period of years, both while Sandusky was a
football coach for the Pennsylvania State University ("Penn State") football team and after he
retired from coaching. Widely known as Jerry Sandusky, the subject of this investigation
founded The Second Mile, a charity initially devoted to helping troubled young boys. It was
within The Second Mile program that Sandusky found his victims.
Sandusky was employed by Penn State for 23 years as the defensive coordinator of its
Division I collegiate football program. Sandusky played football for four years at Penn State and
coached a total of 32 years. While coaching, Sandusky started "The Second Mile" in State
College, Pennsylvania, in 1977. It began as a group foster home dedicated to helping troubled
boys. It grew into a charity dedicated to helping children with absent or dysfunctional families. It
is now a statewide, three region charity and Sandusky has been its primary fundraiser. 1 The
Second Mile raises millions of dollars through fundraising appeals and special events. The
mission of the program is to "help children who need additional support and would benefit from
positive human interaction." Through The Second Mile, Sandusky had access to hundreds of
boys, many ofwhom were vulnerable due to their social situations.
1 Sandusky retired from The Second Mile in September 2010.
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VICTIM 1
The Grand Jury conducted an investigation into the reported sexual assault of a minor
child, Victim 1, by Sandusky, when Victim 1, a Second Mile participant, was a houseguest at
Sandusky's residence in College Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. During the course of
the multi-year investigation, the Grand Jury heard evidence that Sandusky indecently fondled
Victim 1 on a number of occasions, performed oral sex on Victim 1 on a number of occasions
and had Victim 1 perform oral sex on him on at least one occasion.
Victim 1 testified that he was 11 or 12 years old when he met Sandusky through The
Second Mile program in 2005 or 2006. As with the remaining victims, Victim 1 only came to
Sandusky's attention during his second year in the program, when the boy attended The Second
Mile's camp on the Penn State University Park campus. During the 2007 track season, Sandusky
began spending time with Victim 1 weekly, having the boy stay overnight at his residence in
State College, Pennsylvania. Sandusky took Victim 1 to professional and college sporting
events, such as Philadelphia Eagles games, or pre-season practices at Penn State. When Victim 1
slept at the Sandusky residence, he would sleep in a finished bedroom in the basement.
Occasionally, other boys would also stay overnight at Sandusky's home but usually it was only
Victim 1. Sandusky also encouraged Victim 1 to participate in The Second Mile as a volunteer.
Sandusky gave Victim 1 a number of gifts, including golf clubs, a computer, gym clothes, dress
clothes and cash. Sandusky took the boy to restaurants, swimming at a hotel near Sandusky's
home, and to church.
Victim I testified that Sandusky had a practice of coming into the basement room after he
told Victim 1 that it was time to go to bed. Victim 1 testified that Sandusky would "crack his
back." He described this as Sandusky getting onto the bed on which Victim 1 was already lying
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and rolling under the boy. With Victim 1 lying on top of him, face to face, Sandusky would run
his arms up and down the boy's back and "crack" it. The back-cracking became a ritual at
bedtime. Victim 1 said that after Sandusky had cracked his back a number of times, he
progressed to rubbing Victim 1's backside while they lay face-to-face on the bed. Victim 1
testified that this began to occur during the summer of 2005 or 2006, before he entered sixth or
seventh grade. Sandusky then began to blow on Victim 1's bare stomach. Eventually, Sandusky
began to kiss Victim 1 on the mouth. Victim 1 was uncomfortable with the contact and would
sometimes try to hide in the basement to avoid Sandusky. Victim 1 testified that ultimately
Sandusky performed oral sex on him more than 20 times through 2007 and early 2008.
Sandusky also had Victim I perform oral sex on him one time and also touched Victim 1's *****
with his hands during the 2007-2008 time period. Victim I did not want to engage in sexual
conduct with Sandusky and knew it was wrong. Victim 1 stopped taking Sandusky's phone calls
and had his mother tell Sandusky he was not home when Sandusky called. This termination of
contact with Sandusky occurred in the spring of 2008, when Victim 1 was a freshman in high
school.
Before Victim 1 ceased contact with Sandusky, Sandusky routinely had contact with him
at a Clinton County high school where the administration would call Victim lout of activity
period/study hall in the late afternoon to meet with Sandusky in a conference room. No one
monitored these visits. Sandusky assisted the school with coaching varsity football and had
unfettered access to the school.
Victim 1 testified about an incident that occurred one evening at the high school when he
and Sandusky were alone in the weight room where there was a rock climbing wall. After
Victim 1 fell off the wall a few times, Sandusky lay down on top of him, face to face, and was
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rolling around the floor with the boy. No one was able to see Victim 1 and Sandusky because of
the configuration of the room. Sandusky was lying under Victim 1 with his eyes closed.
Suddenly a wrestling coach, Joe Miller, unexpectedly entered the room and Sandusky jumped up
very quickly and explained that they had just been wrestling.
Joseph Miller testified that he was head wrestling coach for the elementary wrestling
program for that school district. He knew Victim 1, who had wrestled for him. Miller
corroborated that one evening in 2006 or 2007, he returned to the high school to retrieve
something he had forgotten. He saw a light on in the weight room which should have been
turned off and when he went in, he discovered Victim 1 and Sandusky, lying on their sides, in
physical contact, face to face on a mat. He said both Victim 1 and Sandusky were surprised to
see him enter the room. He recalls that Sandusky jumped up and said, "Hey Coach, we're just
working on wrestling moves." Sandusky was not a wrestling coach. Miller found the use of that
secluded room odd for wrestling because the bigger wrestling room right outside the weight
room had more room to wrestle and more mats. He had seen Victim 1 with Sandusky frequently
before the weight room incident. He saw them together after school and before athletic practice
time.
Steven Turchetta testified that he was an assistant principal and the head football coach at
the high school attended by Victim 1. He testified that Sandusky was a volunteer assistant
football coach. Sandusky also worked with children in the Second Mile program in that school
district. Turchetta described the Second Mile as a very large charitable organization that helped
children who are from economically underprivileged backgrounds and who may be living in
single parent households. Turchetta first met Sandusky in 2002 when Sandusky attempted to
assist some Second Mile members who were on Turchetta's football team. Sandusky's
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involvement grew from there. In the 2008 season, Sandusky was a full-time volunteer coach.
Turchetta said it was not unusual for him, as assistant principal, to call a Second Mile student out
of activity period at the end of the day, at Sandusky's request, to see Sandusky. He knew of
several students who were left alone with Sandusky, including Victim 1. Turchetta characterized
Sandusky as very controlling within the mentoring relationships he established with Second Mile
students. Sandusky would often want a greater time commitment than the teenagers were willing
to give and Sandusky would have "shouting matches" with various youths, in which Turchetta
would sometimes be the mediator. Turchetta would also end up being Sandusky's point of
contact for a youth whom he had been unable to reach by phone the previous evening. Turchetta
testified that Sandusky would be "clingy" and even "needy" when a young man broke off the
relationship he had established with him and called the behavior "suspicious." Turchetta became
aware of Victim 1's allegations regarding sexual assault by Sandusky when the boy's mother
called the school to report it. Sandusky was barred from the school district attended by Victim 1
from that day forward and the matter was reported to authorities as mandated by law.
Office of Attorney General Narcotics Agent Anthony Sassano testified concerning phone
records that establish 61 phone calls from Sandusky's home phone to Victim l's home phone
between January 2008 and July 2009. In that same time, there were 57 calls from Sandusky's
cell phone to Victim 1's home phone. There were four calls made from Victim l's home phone
to Sandusky's cell phone and one call from Victim l's mother's cell phone to Sandusky's cell
phone. There were no calls made to Sandusky's home phone by Victim 1 during that time
period.
Another youth, F.A., age fifteen, testified that Sandusky had taken him and Victim 1 to a
Philadelphia Eagles football game and that Sandusky had driven. He witnessed Sandusky place
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his right hand on Victim l's knee; Sandusky had also done this to F.A. on more than one
occasion when they were in Sandusky's car. F.A. was uncomfortable when Sandusky did this
and moved his leg to try to avoid the contact. Sandusky would keep his hand on F.A.'s knee
even after F.A. tried to move it. F.A. also testified that Sandusky would reach over, while
driving, and lift his shirt and tickle his bare stomach. F.A. did not like this contact. F.A. also
witnessed Sandusky tickling Victim 1 in similar fashion. Sandusky invited F.A. to stay over at
his house but F.A. only stayed one time when he knew Victim 1 was also staying over, after
returning from the Philadelphia Eagles game. F.A. confirmed that Victim 1 slept in Sandusky's
basement room when F.A. stayed there. F.A. testified that he stayed away from Sandusky
because he felt he didn't want to be alone with him for a long period of time, based on the
tickling, knee touching and other physical contact. Victim 1 confirmed that Sandusky would
drive with his hand on Victim 1's leg.
VICTIM 2
On March 1, 2002, a Penn State graduate assistant ("graduate assistant") who was then 28
years old, entered the locker room at the Lasch Football Building on the University Park Campus
on a Friday night before the beginning of Spring Break. The graduate assistant, who was
familiar with Sandusky, was going to put some newly purchased sneakers in his locker and get
some recruiting tapes to watch. It was about 9:30 p.m. As the graduate assistant entered the
locker room doors, he was surprised to find the lights and showers on. He then heard rhythmic,
slapping sounds. He believed the sounds to be those of sexual activity. As the graduate assistant
put the sneakers in his locker, he looked into the shower. He saw a naked boy, Victim 2, whose
age he estimated to be ten years old, with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal
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intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that both
Victim 2 and Sandusky saw him. The graduate assistant left immediately, distraught.
The graduate assistant went to his office and called his father, reporting to him what he
had seen. His father told the graduate assistant to leave the building and come to his home. The
graduate assistant and his father decided that the graduate assistant had to promptly report what
he had seen to Coach Joe Paterno ("Paterno"), head football coach of Penn State. The next
morning, a Saturday, the graduate assistant telephoned Paterno and went to Paterno's home,
where he reported what he had seen.
Joseph V. Paterno testified to receiving the graduate assistant's report at his home on a
Saturday morning. Paterno testified that the graduate assistant was very upset. Paterno called
Tim Curley ("Curley"), Penn State Athletic Director and Paterno's immediate superior, to his
home the very next day, a Sunday, and reported to him that the graduate assistant had seen Jerry
Sandusky in the Lasch Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a
young boy.
Approximately one and a half weeks later, the graduate assistant was called to a meeting
with Penn State Athletic Director Curley and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business
Gary Schultz ("Schultz"). The graduate assistant reported to Curley and Schultz that he had
witnessed what he believed to be Sandusky having anal sex with a boy in the Lasch Building
showers. Curley and Schultz assured the graduate assistant that they would look into it and
determine what further action they would take. Paterno was not present for this meeting.
The graduate assistant heard back from Curley a couple of weeks later. He was told that
Sandusky's keys to the locker room were taken away and that the incident had been reported to
The Second Mile. The graduate assistant was never questioned by University Police and no other
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entity conducted an investigation until he testified in Grand Jury in December, 2010. The Grand
Jury finds the graduate assistant's testimony to be extremely credible.
Curley testified that the graduate assistant reported to them that "inappropriate conduct"
or activity that made him "uncomfortable" occurred in the Lasch Building shower in March
2002. Curley specifically denied that the graduate assistant reported anal sex or anything of a
sexual nature whatsoever and termed the conduct as merely "horsing around". When asked
whether the graduate assistant had reported "sexual conduct" "of any kind" by Sandusky, Curley
answered, "No" twice. When asked if the graduate assistant had reported "anal sex between Jerry
Sandusky and this child," Curley testified, "Absolutely not."
Curley testified that he informed Dr. Jack Raykovitz, Executive Director of the Second
Mile of the conduct reported to him and met with Sandusky to advise Sandusky that he was
prohibited from bringing youth onto the Penn State campus from that point forward. Curley
testified that he met again with the graduate assistant and advised him that Sandusky had been
directed not to use Penn State's athletic facilities with young people and "the information" had
been given to director of The Second Mile. Curley testified that he also advised Penn State
University President Graham Spanier of the information he had received from the graduate
assistant and the steps he had taken as a result. Curley was not specific about the language he
used in reporting the 2002 incident to Spanier. Spanier testified to his approval of the approach
taken by Curley. Curley did not report the incident to the University Police, the police agency for
the University Park campus or any other police agency.
Schultz testified that he was called to a meeting with Joe Paterno and Tim Curley, in
which Paterno reported "disturbing" and "inappropriate" conduct in the shower by Sandusky
upon a young boy, as reported to him by a student or graduate student. Schultz was present in a
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subsequent meeting with Curley when the graduate assistant reported the incident in the shower
involving Sandusky and a boy. Schultz was very unsure about what he remembered the graduate
assistant telling him and Curley about the shower incident. He testified that he had the
impression that Sandusky might have inappropriately grabbed the young boy's genitals while
wrestling and agreed that such was inappropriate sexual conduct between a man and a boy.
While equivocating on the definition of "sexual" in the context of Sandusky wrestling with and
grabbing the genitals of the boy, Schultz conceded that the report the graduate assistant made
was of inappropriate sexual conduct by Sandusky. However, Schultz testified that the allegations
were "not that serious" and that he and Curley "had no indication that a crime had occurred."
Schultz agreed that sodomy between Sandusky and a child would clearly be inappropriate sexual
conduct. He denied having such conduct reported to him either by Paterno or the graduate
assistant.
Schultz testified that he and Curley agreed that Sandusky was to be told not to bring any
Second Mile children into the football building and he believed that he and Curley asked "the
child protection agency" to look into the matter. Schultz testified that he knew about an
investigation of Sandusky that occurred in 1998, that the "child protection agency" had done, and
he testified that he believed this same agency was investigating the 2002 report by the graduate
assistant. Schultz acknowledged that there were similarities between the 1998 and 2002
allegations, both of which involved minor boys in the football showers with Sandusky behaving
in a sexually inappropriate manner. Schultz testified that the 1998 incident was reviewed by the
University Police and "the child protection agency" with the blessing of then-University counsel
Wendell Courtney. Courtney was then and remains counsel for The Second Mile. Schultz
confirmed that University President Graham Spanier was apprised in 2002 that a report of an
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incident involving Sandusky and a child in the showers on campus had been reported by an
employee. Schultz testified that Spanier approved the decision to ban Sandusky from bringing
children into the football locker room and the decision to advise The Second Mile of the 2002
incident.
Although Schultz oversaw the University Police as part of his position, he never reported
the 2002 incident to the University Police or other police agency, never sought or reviewed a
police report on the 1998 incident and never attempted to learn the identity of the child in the
shower in 2002. No one from the University did so. Schultz did not ask the graduate assistant for
specifics. No one ever did. Schultz expressed surprise upon learning that the 1998 investigation
by University Police produced a lengthy police report. Schultz said there was never any
discussion between himself and Curley about turning the 2002 incident over to any police
agency. Schultz retired in June 2009 but currently holds the same position as a semor VIce
president with Penn State, on an interim basis.
Graham Spanier testified about his extensive responsibilities as President of Penn State
and his educational background in sociology and marriage and family counseling. He confirmed
Curley and Schultz's respective positions of authority with the University. He testified that
Curley and Schultz came to him in 2002 to report an incident with Jerry Sandusky that made a
member of Curley's staff "uncomfortable." Spanier described it as "Jerry Sandusky in the
football building locker area in the shower [ ] with a younger child and that they were horsing
around in the shower." Spanier testified that even in April, 2011, he did not know the identity of
the staff member who had reported the behavior. Spanier denied that it was reported to him as an
incident that was sexual in nature and acknowledged that Curley and Schultz had not indicated
any plan to report the matter to any law enforcement authority, the Commonwealth of
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Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare or any appropriate county child protective services
agency. Spanier also denied being aware of a 1998 University Police investigation of Sandusky
for incidents with children in football building showers.
Department of Public Welfare and Children and Youth Services local and state records
were subpoenaed by the Grand Jury; University Police records were also subpoenaed. The
records reveal that the 2002 incident was never reported to any officials, in contravention of
Pennsylvania law.
Sandusky holds emeritus status with Penn State. In addition to the regular privileges of a
professor emeritus, he had an office and a telephone in the Lasch Building. The status allowed
him access to all recreational facilities, a parking pass for a vehicle, access to a Penn State
account for the internet, listing in the faculty directory, faculty discounts at the bookstore and
educational privileges for himself and eligible dependents. These and other privileges were
negotiated when Sandusky retired in 1999. Sandusky continued to use University facilities as per
his retirement agreement. As a retired coach, Sandusky had unlimited access to the football
facilities, including the locker rooms. Schultz testified that Sandusky retired when Paterno felt it
was time to make a coaching change and also to take advantage of an enhanced retirement
benefit under Sandusky's state pension.
Both the graduate assistant and Curley testified that Sandusky himself was not banned
from any Penn State buildings and Curley admitted that the ban on bringing children to the
campus was unenforceable.
The Grand Jury finds that portions of the testimony of Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are
not credible.
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The Grand Jury concludes that the sexual assault of a minor male in 2002 should have
been reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and/or a law enforcement
agency such as the University Police or the Pennsylvania State Police. The University, by its
senior staff, Gary Schultz, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business and Tim Curley,
Athletic Director, was notified by two different Penn State employees of the alleged sexual
exploitation of that youth. Pennsylvania's mandatory reporting statute for suspected child abuse
is located at 23 Pa.C.S. §6311 (Child Protective Services Law) and provides that when a staff
member reports abuse, pursuant to statute, the person in charge of the school or institution has
the responsibility and legal obligation to report or cause such a report to be made by telephone
and in writing within 48 hours to the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania. An oral report should have been made to Centre County Children and Youth
Services but none was made. Nor was there any attempt to investigate, to identify Victim 2 or to
protect that child or any others from similar conduct, except as related to preventing its reoccurrence
on University property. The failure to report is a violation of the law which was
graded a summary offense in 2002, pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. §6319?
The Grand Jury finds that Tim Curley made a materially false statement under oath in an
official proceeding on January 12,2011, when he testified before the 30th Statewide Investigating
Grand Jury, relating to the 2002 incident, that he was not told by the graduate assistant that
Sandusky was engaged in sexual conduct or anal sex with a boy in the Lasch Building showers.
Furthermore, the Grand jury finds that Gary Schultz made a materially false statement
under oath in an official proceeding on January 12, 2011, when he testified before the 30rd
Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, relating to the 2002 incident that the allegations made by the
2 The grading of the failure to report offense was upgraded from a summary offense to a misdemeanor of the third
degree in 2006, effective May 29, 2007.
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graduate assistant were "not that serious" and that he and Curley "had no indication that a crime
had occurred."
VICTIM 3
Victim 3, now age 24, met Sandusky through The Second Mile in the summer of 2000,
when he was between seventh and eighth grade. The boy met Sandusky during his second year in
the program. Sandusky began to invite Victim 3 to go places with him. Victim 3 was invited to
Sandusky's home for dinner, to hang out, walk the family dogs and to go to Penn State football
games and to Holuba Hall and the gym. When Victim 3 went to the gym with Sandusky, they
would exercise and then shower. He recalls feeling uncomfortable and choosing a shower at a
distance from Sandusky. Sandusky then made him feel bad about showering at a distance from
him, so Victim 3 moved closer. Sandusky initiated physical contact in the shower with Victim 3
by patting him, rubbing his shoulders, washing his hair and giving him bear hugs. These hugs
would be both face to face and with Sandusky's chest to Victim 3's back. Victim 3 said that on at
least one occasion, Sandusky had an erection when he bear hugged Victim 3 from behind. He
also recalled that when he slept over at Sandusky's residence, he slept in the basement bedroom.
He testified that Sandusky would come into the bedroom where he was lying down. He
sometimes said he was going to give Victim 3 a shoulder rub; sometimes he would blow on
Victim 3' s stomach; other times he tickled Victim 3. Sandusky would rub the inside of Victim
3's thigh when he tickled him. On two occasions Victim 3 recalls that Sandusky touched Victim
3's genitals through the athletic shorts Victim 3 wore to bed. Victim 3 would roll over on his
stomach to prevent Sandusky from touching his genitals.
Victim 3 knew Victim 4 to spend a great deal of time with Sandusky.
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VICTIM 4
The investigation revealed the existence of Victim 4, a boy who was repeatedly subjected
to Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse and Indecent Assault at the hands of Sandusky. The
assaults took place on the Penn State University Park campus, in the football buildings, at
Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center ("Toftrees") in Centre County, where the football
team and staff stayed prior to home football games and at bowl games to which he traveled with
Sandusky. Victim 4, now age 27, was a Second Mile participant who was singled out by
Sandusky at the age of 12 or 13, while he was in his second year with The Second Mile program
in 1996 or 1997. He was invited to a Sandusky family picnic at which there were several other
non-family members and Sandusky's adopted children. Victim 4 described that on that first
outing, Sandusky had physical contact with him while swimming, which Victim 4 described as
testing "how [Victim 4] would respond to even the smallest physical contact." Sandusky engaged
Victim 4 in workouts or sports and then showered with him at the old East locker rooms across
from Holuba Hall, the football practice building. Sandusky initiated physical contact with Victim
4 by starting a "soap battle"--throwing a handful of soap at the boy and from there, the fight
turned into wrestling in the shower. Victim 4 remembers indecent contact occurring many times,
both in the shower and in hotel rooms at Toftrees.
Victim 4 became a fixture in the Sandusky household, sleeping overnight and
accompanying Sandusky to charity functions and Penn State football games. Victim 4 was listed,
along with Sandusky's wife, as a member of Sandusky's family party for the 1998 Outback Bowl
and the 1999 Alamo Bowl. He traveled to and from both bowl games with the football team and
other Penn State staff, coaches and their families, sharing the same accommodations. Victim 4
would frequently stay overnight at Toftrees with Sandusky and the football team prior to home
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games; Sandusky's wife was never present at Toftrees when Victim 4 stayed with Sandusky.
This was where the first indecent assaults of Victim 4 occurred. Victim 4 would attend the pregame
banquet and sit with Sandusky at the coaches' table. Victim 4 also accompanied Sandusky
to various charity golf outings and would share a hotel room with him on those occasions.
Victim 4 stated that Sandusky would wrestle with him and maneuver him into a position
in which Sandusky's head was at Victim 4's genitals and Victim 4's head was at Sandusky's
genitals. Sandusky would kiss Victim 4's inner thighs and genitals. Victim 4 described Sandusky
rubbing his genitals on Victim 4's face and inserting his erect ***** in Victim 4's mouth. There
were occasions when this would result in Sandusky ejaculating. He testified that Sandusky also
attempted to penetrate Victim 4's **** with both a finger and his *****. There was slight
penetration and Victim 4 resisted these attempts. Sandusky never asked to do these things but
would simply see what Victim 4 would permit him to do. Sandusky did threaten to send him
home from the Alamo Bowl in Texas when Victim 4 resisted his advances. Usually the
persuasion Sandusky employed was accompanied by gifts and opportunities to attend sporting
and charity events. He gave Victim 4 dozens of gifts, some purchased and some obtained from
various sporting goods vendors such as Nike and Airwalk. Victim 4 received clothes, a
snowboard, Nike shoes, golf clubs, ice hockey equipment and lessons, passes for various
sporting events, football jerseys, and registration for soccer camp. Sandusky even guaranteed
Victim 4 he could be a walk-on player at Penn State. Victim 4 was in a video made about
linebackers that featured Sandusky, and he appeared with him in a photo accompanying an
article about Sandusky in Sports Illustrated.
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The Penn State football program relocated to the Lasch Football Building in 1999 and
that facility had a sauna. Victim 4 reported that after the move, most of the sexual conduct that
did not occur in a hotel room occurred in the sauna, as the area is more secluded.
Victim 4 remembers Sandusky being emotionally upset after having a meeting with Joe
Paterno in which Paterno told Sandusky he would not be the next head coach at Penn State and
which preceded Sandusky's retirement. Sandusky told Victim 4 not to tell anyone about the
meeting. That meeting occurred in May, 1999.
Eventually, Victim 4 began to intentionally distance himself from Sandusky, not taking
his phone calls and at times even hiding in closets when Sandusky showed up at Victim 4's
home. Victim 4 had a girlfriend, of whom Sandusky did not approve. Sandusky tried to use guilt
and bribery to regain time with Victim 4. Victim 4 had begun to smoke cigarettes and had
Sandusky buy them for him. Victim 4 also said that Sandusky once gave him $50 to buy
marijuana at a location known to Victim 4. Sandusky drove there at Victim 4's direction and
Victim 4 smoked the marijuana in Sandusky's car on the ride home. This was when Victim 4
was trying to distance himself from Sandusky because he wanted no more sexual contact with
him.
VICTIM 5
Victim 5, now age 22, met Sandusky through The Second Mile in 1995 or 1996, when he
was a 7 or 8 year old boy, in second or third grade. Sometime after their initial meeting at a
Second Mile camp at Penn State, Sandusky called to invite the boy to a Penn State football
game. Victim 5 was thrilled to attend. Sandusky picked him up at home and then Sandusky drove
to pick up Victim 6. There were a couple of other kids in the car. The boys were left at Holuba
Hall by Sandusky. They attended the Sandusky family tailgate and the football game. This
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became a pattern for Victim 5, who attended perhaps as many as 15 football games as
Sandusky's guest. Victim 5 also traveled with Sandusky to watch other college football games.
Victim 5 remembers that Sandusky would often put his hand on Victim 5' s left leg when they
were driving in Sandusky's car, any time Victim 5 was in the front seat.
Victim 5 was taken to the Penn State football locker rooms one time by Sandusky.
Sandusky put his hand on Victim 5's leg during the ride to the locker room. To the best of his
recollection, this occurred when he was 8 to 10 years old, sometime during 1996-1998. The
locker room was the East Area Locker rooms, next to Holuba Hall. No one was present in the
locker rooms. Victim 5 was sweaty from a brief period of exercise and then Sandusky took him
in the sauna and "pushed" Victim 5 "around a little bit". Looking back on it as an adult, Victim 5
says it was inappropriate. Sandusky would press his chest and body up against Victim 5's back
and then push him away. All the contact was initiated by Sandusky. Then Sandusky said they
needed to shower. Victim 5 was uncomfortable because he had never been naked in front of
anyone who wasn't a family member. So he turned his back to Sandusky and chose a shower that
was a distance away from where Sandusky was showering. Victim 5 looked back over his
shoulder and saw that Sandusky was looking at him and that Sandusky had an erection. Victim 5
did not understand the significance of this at the time but still averted his gaze because he was
uncomfortable. The next thing he knew, Sandusky's body touched Victim 5 from behind and
Sandusky was rubbing Victim 5's arms and shoulders. Victim 5 crept forward and so did
Sandusky. Victim 5 then took another step, this time to the right, and Sandusky pinned Victim 5
up against a wall in the corner. Sandusky then took Victim 5's hand and placed it on his erect
*****. Victim 5 was extremely uncomfortable and pulled his hand away and slid by Sandusky.
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Victim 5 walked out of the shower and dried himself off and got dressed. Sandusky never
touched him again. Victim 5 thinks that he did not get invited to any football games after that.
VICTIM 6
Victim 6, who is now 24 years old, was acquainted with Victim 5 and another young
boy in The Second Mile program, B.K.; their interaction with Sandusky overlapped. Victim 6
was referred to the Second Mile program by a school counselor. He met Sandusky at a Second
mile picnic at Spring Creek Park when he was seven or eight years old, in 1994 or 1995. After
Sandusky interacted with Victim 6 after a skit at the picnic, Sandusky telephoned to invite
Victim 6 to tailgate and attend a football game with some other boys. He was picked up by
Sandusky. Victim 5, B.K., and other boys were present. They went to Holuba Hall, a football
practice building on the Penn State campus, and were left there by Sandusky. They threw
footballs around until it was time for them to walk to the tailgate hosted by Sandusky's family
and then attended the football game. Victim 6 recalls this pattern repeating many times.
Victim 6 recalls being taken into the locker room next to Holuba Hall at Penn State by
Sandusky when he was 11 years old, in 1998. Sandusky picked him up at his home, telling him
he was going to be working out. As they were driving to the University, Sandusky put his right
hand upon Victim 6's left thigh several times. When they arrived, Sandusky showed Victim 6 the
locker rooms and gave him shorts to put on, even though he was already dressed in shorts. They
then lifted weights for about 15 or 20 minutes. They played "Polish bowling" or "Polish soccer",
a game Sandusky had invented, using a ball made out of tape and rolling it into cups. Then
Sandusky began wrestling with Victim 6, who was much smaller than Sandusky. Then Sandusky
said they needed to shower, even though Victim 6 was not sweaty. Victim 6 felt awkward and
tried to go to a shower some distance away from Sandusky but Sandusky called him over, saying
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he had already wanned up a shower for the boy. While in the shower, Sandusky approached the
boy, grabbed him around the waist and said, "I'm going to squeeze your guts out." Sandusky
lathered up the boy, soaping his back because, he said, the boy would not be able to reach it.
Sandusky bear-hugged the boy from behind, holding the boy's back against his chest. Then he
picked him up and put him under the showerhead to rinse soap out of his hair. Victim 6 testified
that the entire shower episode felt very awkward. No one else was around when this occurred.
Looking back on it as an adult, Victim 6 says Sandusky's behavior towards him as an 11 year old
boy was very inappropriate.
When Victim 6 was dropped off at home, his hair was wet and his mother immediately
questioned him about this and was upset to learn the boy had showered with Sandusky. She
reported the incident to University Police who investigated. After a lengthy investigation by
University Police Detective Ronald Shreffler, the investigation was closed after then-Centre
County District Attorney Ray Gricar decided there would be no criminal charges. Shreffler
testified that he was told to close the investigation by the director of the campus police, Thomas
Hannon. That investigation included a second child, B.K., also 11, who was subjected to nearly
identical treatment in the shower as Victim 6, according to Detective Schreffler.
Detective Schreffler testified that he and State College Police Department Detective
Ralph Ralston, with the consent of the mother of Victim 6, eavesdropped on two conversations
the mother of Victim 6 had with Sandusky on May 13,1998, and May 19,1998. The mother of
Victim 6 confronted Sandusky about showering with her son, the effect it had on her son,
whether Sandusky had sexual feelings when he hugged her naked son in the shower and where
Victim 6's buttocks were when Sandusky hugged him. Sandusky said he had showered with
other boys and Victim 6's mother tried to make Sandusky promise never to shower with a boy
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again but he would not. She asked him if his "private parts" touched Victim 6 when he bearhugged
him. Sandusky replied, "I don't think so ...maybe." At the conclusion of the second
conversation, after Sandusky was told he could not see Victim 6 anymore, Sandusky said, "I
understand. I was wrong. I wish I could get forgiveness. I know I won't get it from you. I wish I
were dead." Detective Ralston and the mother of Victim 6 confirm these conversations.
Jerry Lauro, an investigator with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare,
testified that during the 1998 investigation, Sandusky was interviewed on June 1, 1998, by Lauro
and Detective Schreffler. Sandusky admitted showering naked with Victim 6, admitted to
hugging Victim 6 while in the shower and admitted that it was wrong. Detective Schreffler
advised Sandusky not to shower with any child again and Sandusky said that he would not.
The Grand Jury was unable to subpoena B.K. because he is in the military and is
stationed outside the United States.
VICTIM 7
Victim 7, now 26 years old, met Sandusky through the Second Mile program, to which he
was referred by a school counselor at about the age of 10, in 1994. When Victim 7 had been in
the program for a couple of years, Sandusky contacted Victim 7's mother and invited Victim 7 to
a Penn State football game. He would also attend Sandusky's son's State College High School
football games with Sandusky. Victim 7 enjoyed going on the field at Penn State games,
interacting with players and eating in the dining hall with the athletes. Victim 7 would stay
overnight at Sandusky's home on Friday nights before the home games and then go to the games
with him. Sometimes they would go out for breakfast and would attend coaches meetings.
Victim 6 was also a part of this group of boys. He knew B.K. and several other boys that were in
Sandusky's circle.
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Victim 7 testified that Sandusky made him uncomfortable when he was a young boy. He
described Sandusky putting his hand on Victim 7's left thigh when they were driving in the car
or when they would pull into his garage. Victim 7 eventually reacted to this by sitting as far
away from Sandusky as he could in the front seat.
He also described more than one occasion on which Sandusky put his hands down the
waistband of Victim 7's pants. Sandusky never touched any private parts of Victim 7. Victim 7
would always slide away because he was very uncomfortable with Sandusky's behavior. Victim
7 described Sandusky cuddling him when he stayed at his home, lying behind him with his arm
around the boy. Sandusky also bear-hugged Victim 7 and cracked his back. He also took Victim
7 to Holuba Hall to work out and then to the East Area Locker rooms to shower. Victim 7 was
very uncomfortable with this shared showering. Sandusky would tell Victim 7 to shower next to
him even though there were multiple other showerheads in the locker room. Victim 7 testified
that he has a "blurry memory" of some contact with Sandusky in the shower but is unable to
recall it clearly. Victim 7 had not had contact with Sandusky for nearly two years but was
contacted by Sandusky and separately by Sandusky's wife and another Sandusky friend in the
weeks prior to Victim 7's appearance before the Grand Jury. The callers left messages saying the
matter was very important. Victim 7 did not return these phone calls.
VICTIM 8
In the fall of 2000, a janitor named James "Jim" Calhoun ("Jim") observed Sandusky in
the showers of the Lasch Building with a young boy pinned up against the wall, performing oral
sex on the boy. He immediately made known to other janitorial staff what he had just witnessed.
Fellow Office of Physical Plant employee Ronald Petrosky was also working that
evening and recalls that it was football season of 2000 and it was a Thursday or Friday evening,
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because the football team was away for its game. Petrosky, whose job it was to clean the
showers, first heard water running in the assistant coaches' shower room. He then saw that two
people were in the assistant coaches' shower room. He could only see two pairs of feet; the upper
bodies were blocked. Petrosky waited for the two persons to exit the shower so he could clean it.
He later saw Jerry Sandusky exit the locker room with a boy, who he described as being between
the ages of 11 and 13. They were carrying gym bags and their hair was wet. Petrosky said good
evening and was acknowledged by Sandusky and the boy. He noted that the hallway in the Lasch
building at that point is long and that Sandusky took the boy's hand and the two of them walked
out hand in hand. Petrosky began to clean the shower that Sandusky and the boy had vacated. As
he worked, Jim approached him. Petrosky described Jim as being upset and crying. Jim reported
that he had seen Sandusky, whose name was not known to him, holding the boy up against the
wall and licking on him. Jim said he had "fought in the [Korean] war....seen people with their
guts blowed out, arms dismembered...! just witnessed something in there I'll never forget." And
he described Sandusky performing oral sex on the boy. Petrosky testified that Jim was shaking
and he and his fellow employees feared Jim might have a heart attack. Petrosky testified that all
the employees working that night except Witherite were relatively new employees. In
discussions held later that shift, the employees expressed concern that if they reported what Jim
had seen, they might lose their jobs. Jim's fellow employees had him tell Jay Witherite what he
had seen.
Jay Witherite was Jim's immediate supervisor. Witherite testified that Jim was "very
emotionally upset", "very distraught", to the point that Witherite "was afraid the man was going
to have a heart attack or something the way he was acting." Jim reported to Witherite that he had
observed Sandusky performing oral sex on the boy in the showers. Witherite tried to calm Jim,
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who was cursing and remained upset throughout the shift. Witherite told him to whom he should
report the incident, if he chose to report it.
Witherite testified that later that same evening, Jim found him and told him that the man
he had seen in the shower with the young boy was sitting in the Lasch building parking lot, in a
car. Witherite confirmed visually that it was Sandusky who was sitting in his car in the parking
lot. Witherite says that this was between 10:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Petrosky also saw Sandusky
drive very slowly through the parking lot about 2 to 3 hours after the incident was reported to
him by Jim, at approximately 11 :30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Petrosky recognized Sandusky in his
vehicle. Petrosky testified that Sandusky drove by another time, about two hours later, again
driving by very slowly but not stopping. The second drive-by was between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m.
Petrosky testified that Sandusky did not enter the building either time. The area is well lit and the
coaches' cars were known to Petrosky.
Jim was a temporary employee at the Lasch Building, working there for approximately 8
months. No report was ever made by Jim Calhoun. Jim presently suffers from dementia, resides
in a nursing home and is incompetent to testify. Victim 8's identity is unknown.
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14 minutes ago, John_Brian_K said:

Some people do not like clicking links.

Some might not click links, but no one reads Text Walls...

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16 minutes ago, PuNk42AE said:

Some might not click links, but no one reads Text Walls...

Plenty of people read text walls if the content is important.  There are still people left in the world who do not type 'u' and use letter for words like '2' or WTF etc etc in text messages.  I read that 'text wall' more than once because the content was important.

Shoot I read page after page of text walls, called books.

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