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« on: November 05, 2011, 08:20:54 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/former_penn_state_coach_jerry.html
Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky indicted on felony charges of sex crimes against minors
November 4, 2011

Sex abuse charges have been filed in Centre County against Penn State coaching legend and Second Mile charity founder Jerry Sandusky.

The charges follow a more-than two year grand jury investigation that began when a Clinton County teen alleged inappropriate contact against the 67-year-old former coach.

During the investigation, older allegations from 1998 surfaced as well. In the older case, Penn State police investigated inappropriate touching in a shower.

The charging paperwork has not yet made it to the District Magistrate Judge's office in Centre County. However, felony charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of someone under 16, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault of someone under 16, indecent assault of someone under 13, and corruption of minors charges have been filed in the state court docket system.

The offense dates include 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2005. There are 40 counts included in the paperwork filed against him.

The Patriot-News first broke the story about the investigation in March, shortly after Penn State coach Joe Paterno testified before the the grand jury along with Penn State's interim senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley.

At one time, Sandusky was considered Paterno’s likely successor. During his 32 years on the sidelines, the College Township, Centre County resident was credited with turning Penn State into Linebacker U and producing such pro football greats as Jack Ham and LaVar Arrington.

Sandusky retired from Penn State shortly after the Alamo Bowl in December 1999, and began devoting all of his time to running The Second Mile, a children’s charity he founded in 1977 that reaches 200,000 kids in this state each year through programs and camps.

Last fall, he retired from day-to-day involvement, saying he wanted to spend more time with family and handle personal matters.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 08:24:08 PM »

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203716204577020001842475304.html
Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky Arrested on Sex Charges
November 5, 2011

A former Penn State defensive coordinator was accused Saturday of sexually abusing eight boys in a case that has rocked the Big Ten university.

Jerry Sandusky, 67 years old, was arrested Saturday and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts, the state attorney general's office said.
In addition, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, 57, and Gary Schultz, 62, the school's vice president for finance and business, have been charged with perjury and failing to report what they knew about the allegations. Mr. Schultz's position includes oversight of the university's police department. They were expected to turn themselves in Monday in Harrisburg.
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The case represents a major scandal for a school with one of the most pristine images in college sports. Penn State is one of just four major-conference schools that has never been found guilty of major violations by the NCAA. ("Major" violations are primarily ones that give a school a significant competitive or recruiting advantage.) Boston College, Northwestern and Stanford are the others.

Mr. Sandusky retired in 1999 but continued to work with at-risk children through the nonprofit Second Mile organization he founded in 1977. He was charged with multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, as well as single counts of aggravated indecent assault and attempted indecent assault. A preliminary hearing for Mr. Sandusky is scheduled for Wednesday, but his lawyer told reporters it would likely be delayed.

"He's shaky, as you can expect," defense attorney Joe Amendola told WJAC-TV outside the arraignment hearing. "Being 67 years old, never having faced criminal charges in his life, and having the distinguished career that he's had, these are very serious allegations."

Mr. Amendola said Mr. Sandusky has been aware of the allegations for about three years and has maintained his innocence.

Attorney General Linda Kelly called Mr. Sandusky "a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys."

The grand jury said eight boys who were targets of sexual advances or assaults by Mr. Sandusky from 1994 to 2009. None were named, and in at least one case, the jury said the child's identity remains unknown to authorities.
 ::snipping2::The grand jury report accuses Messrs. Curley and Schultz of knowing some details of accusations of sex abuse against Mr. Sandusky but failing to tell authorities what they knew.

"It is also a case about high-ranking university officials who allegedly failed to report the sexual assault of a young boy after the information was brought to their attention, and later made false statements to a grand jury," Ms. Kelly said.

Lawyers for both men issued statements saying they were innocent of all charges.

Prosecutors said all of the young men first encountered Mr. Sandusky through Second Mile.

The first to come to light was a boy who met Mr. Sandusky when he was 11 or 12, the grand jury said. The boy received expensive gifts and trips to sports events from Mr. Sandusky, and physical contact began during his overnight stays at Mr. Sandusky's home, jurors said. Eventually, the boy's mother reported the allegations of sexual assault to his high school, and Mr. Sandusky was banned from the child's school district in Clinton County in 2009. That triggered the state investigation that culminated in charges Saturday.

The grand jury report alleges much earlier instances of abuse, and efforts by some who knew of it to stop it, to no avail.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 12:07:42 PM »

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/story/2011-11-06/ex-coach-administrators-charged-at-penn-state/51101298/1
Penn State fallout leads two accused to leave jobs
November 7, 2011
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The sexual abuse scandal involving a former Penn State football coach has cost a top administrator his job and put another on indefinite leave.

Athletics director Tim Curley is going on administrative leave at his request, according to a statement from the school board of trustees late Sunday. Senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz will step down and go back into retirement.
The two face charges they perjured themselves before a grand jury and failed to notify law enforcement authorities of child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, the one-time presumed successor to legendary coach Joe Paterno. Curley and Schultz are expected to turn themselves in to law enforcement in Harrisburg today. The move follows an emergency meeting of the trustees.
Also Sunday, Facebook page "Fire Graham Spanier" began as the specter of the scandal grew. On Saturday, Spanier had issued a statement offering strong support for Curley and Schultz.
But included in the release from the board of trustees was a statement from Spanier: "The protection of children is of paramount importance. The University will take a number of actions moving forward to increase the safety and security within our facilities and make everyone aware of the protocols in place for handling these issues."
Spanier also said that senior associate AD Mark Sherburne will serve as interim AD until Curley's legal situation is resolved.
Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said the school would pay legal fees for Curley and Schultz because they were acting as employees. Sandusky was banned from campus.
In a scandal that has rocked the university and its No. 12-ranked football program, Sandusky, 67, faces 40 abuse charges, including 21 felonies. Sandusky, released on $100,000 bail, is charged with abusing eight boys between 1994 and 2009, with some incidents said to have taken place in a Penn State athletics building. He retired from Paterno's staff in 1999.
The grand jury investigation found Sandusky had encountered each of the alleged victims through a youth services foundation he began in 1977 called The Second Mile. "Like the rest of the community, I'm in a state of shock," longtime Penn State broadcaster Fran Fisher said.
Attorneys for all three say they are innocent.
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In a statement released Sunday, Paterno said, "The fact that someone we thought we knew might have harmed young people to this extent is deeply troubling. If this is true, we were all fooled."
Board of trustees chair Steve Garban said the school would take several steps to address the issue:
•The chair of the board will appoint a task force to engage external legal counsel to conduct an independent review of the University's policies and procedures related to the protection of children. This action is not intended to interfere with the ongoing judicial process;
•Publicize the findings of the independent review;
•Review with administrators police reporting protocols; and
•Enhance educational programming around such topics.
"The board, along with the entire Penn State family, is shocked and saddened by the allegations involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky," said Garban. "Under no circumstances does the University tolerate behavior that would put children at risk, and we are deeply troubled."
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 02:00:38 PM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57319610/sandusky-probe-penn-st-officials-face-charges/
Sandusky probe: Penn St. officials face charges
November 7, 2011

CBS/AP)  Two high-ranking Penn State administrators have resigned, and will face arraignment Monday on charges they lied to a grand jury investigating suspected child abuse involving the university's former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Athletic director Tim Curley and university vice president Gary Schultz will be arraigned in District Court in Harrisburg today for charges of perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller. The university's board of trustees announced their resignations overnight, as officials try to deal with allegations against a trusted coach that could blemish Happy Valley's storied history.
 ::snipping2::In a 40-count indictment, Sandusky is accused of targeting eight boys over a period of 15 years - both before and after his retirement in 1999. The charges range from inappropriate touching to statutory rape.

Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, said his client has been aware of the accusations for about three years and has maintained his innocence.
According to the indictment, several of the alleged crimes took place on campus, in the Lasch Football Building. In the spring of 2002, a graduate assistant reported he witnessed Sandusky sodomizing a young boy in the shower. He later testified that he told coach Joe Paterno the very next day."

Prosecutors say Paterno alerted athletic director Tim Curley. Curley called in Gary Schultz, the university's senior vice president for finance and business. A week and a half later, both met with the graduate assistant, but never contacted police.

Late Sunday, Curley and Schultz resigned. Curley requested to be placed on administrative leave so he could devote time to his defense, and Schultz will be going back into retirement, university President Graham Spanier said.

Both men have maintained they are innocent of any wrongdoing.

Joe Paterno issued a statement clarifying his grand jury testimony, saying, "It was obvious that the witness was distraught over what he saw, but he at no time related to me the very specific actions."

At this point, prosecutors say coach Paterno is a witness and not under investigation. Nils Frederiksen, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office, told The Associated Press on Sunday that whether Paterno might testify was premature and nothing more than rampant speculation.

"That's putting the cart way ahead of the horse," he said. "We're certainly not going to be discussing the lineup of potential witnesses."

As for Sandusky, the university has banned him from the campus. He is out on $100,000 bail, but faces charges that could put him in prison for life.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 05:46:40 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/sports/ncaafootball/penn-states-paterno-is-not-a-target-in-sexual-abuse-inquiry.html
Paterno Is Not a Target in Sexual Abuse Inquiry
November 7, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania attorney general, Linda Kelly, said in a news conference Monday that Joe Paterno, Penn State’s legendary football coach, was not considered a target in the sexual abuse investigation that has resulted in the arrest of a former assistant coach and two prominent university officials.
Kelly, who made a plea for other potential victims to come forward, summarized the prosecutors’ case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator who faces a 40-count indictment for allegedly sexually abusing eight young boys. Through his lawyer, Sandusky has maintained his innocence.

She added that the roles played by Penn State administrators Tim Curley, the athletic director, and Gary Schultz, the vice president of business and finance who oversaw the university police, were “equally significant.” Curley and Schultz, who both stepped down late Sunday, were arraigned Monday in Harrisburg, Pa., for charges that include providing false testimony to a grand jury and failing to report suspected child abuse.

Kelly chided them for not coming forth with the information about an alleged incident with Sandusky in the Penn State locker room showers in 2002.

“Those officials and administrators to whom it was reported did not report that incident to law enforcement or to any child protective agency,” she said. “Their inaction, likely, allowed a child predator to continue to victimize children for many, many years.”

Curley and Schultz have denied any wrongdoing.

Kelly said Paterno had cooperated with investigators and fulfilled his legal obligation to pass the information to a superior when, in 2002, a graduate assistant told him about an incident involving Sandusky that he had witnessed in the locker room showers.

According to prosecutors, the first serious chance Penn State had to halt the abuse came in 1998, when Sandusky was still an assistant for Paterno. A mother of an 11-year-old boy Sandusky had befriended at his charity reported to the Penn State campus police that her son had been touched and held by Sandusky in a shower inside the campus’s football facility.

Prosecutors said a “lengthy” investigation — one that grew to include allegations about a second young child being similarly touched by Sandusky in a shower — was carried out by the campus police. But the report offers few details about the nature of that investigation: who was interviewed, whether Paterno or other university officials were apprised of it.

When asked whether Paterno or the university president, Graham B. Spanier, was aware in 1998 of the investigation, Kelly said, “All I can say was that investigation was handled by Penn State University’s police department.”

Paterno’s son Scott said in a telephone interview Sunday that Paterno had not been aware of the 1998 investigation.

Frank Noonan, the former chief of criminal investigations at the attorney general’s office and current commissioner of the state police, said the methods that Sandusky allegedly used were “very common” in these types of investigations. He said it was known as “grooming” victims, and said that the tactic involves someone identifying a child, becoming a mentor, giving the victim gifts and establishing trust.

He added that what was unusual about this investigation is that even after Sandusky “made admissions about inappropriate contact in the shower room” in 1998 to the Penn State police: “Nothing happened. Nothing stopped.”

He said that janitors witnessed a sex act in 2000 and still “nothing changed, nothing stopped” as the janitors did not report it because they feared for their jobs. And finally in 2002 when another sex act was witnessed by a Penn State graduate assistant coach, who reported it to Paterno, the police still were not contacted.

“That’s very unusual,” Noonan said. “I don’t think I’ve ever been associated with a case where that type of eye witness identification of sex acts taking place where the police weren’t called. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something like that before.”

Noonan added that the focus of the case should not be Penn State or football, but rather how Sandusky was not stopped from using the university to help groom young victims, according to the prosecutors’ report.


“This is not a case about football,” Noonan said. “This is not a case about universities. This is a case about children who have had their innocence stolen from them and a culture that did nothing to stop it or prevent it from happening to others.”

Curley is taking an administrative leave to defend himself against perjury charges, and Schultz will retire. Their decisions came during an executive session Sunday night involving Spanier and members of the university’s board of trustees.

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“The board, along with the entire Penn State family, is shocked and saddened by the allegations involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky,” Steve Garban, the chairman of the board of trustees, said in a statement. “Under no circumstances does the university tolerate behavior that would put children at risk, and we are deeply troubled.”

The move was accompanied by the announcement that the university would appoint a task force to appoint external legal counsel to conduct an independent review of the university’s policies and procedures related to the protection of children, and to publicize the findings.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 08:19:16 PM »

I agree with Frijole on the football thread............................this makes every other problem with "institutional control" by the Ohio State's et al seem rather trivial!! This wasn't a mere case of sweeping things under the rug -- they FAILED to stop it from continuing happening AFTER they knew about it. Utterly disgusting!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 10:16:49 PM »

I agree with Frijole on the football thread............................this makes every other problem with "institutional control" by the Ohio State's et al seem rather trivial!! This wasn't a mere case of sweeping things under the rug -- they FAILED to stop it from continuing happening AFTER they knew about it. Utterly disgusting!

"Utterly disgusting" is right, wreck!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 10:32:27 PM »

Beyond horrifying.........simply no excuse for Joe Pa and the university not to have accepted the word of the grad assistant witness........obviously the janitors knew that nothing would be done. Those poor boys !
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011, 09:36:22 AM »

This is an excellent article!  I agree with it all 100%!

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/joe-paterno-penn-state-football-coach-center-unholy-mess-article-1.974071
Joe Paterno, Penn State football coach, at center of an unholy mess
School administration had moral obligation to do more about Jerry Sandusky

November 8, 2011


It was not a priest with a boy in the dark rooms of a church this time, it was the church of football at Penn State University, and a coach who once coached there for the great Joe Paterno alleged to be the sexual predator.

Now all of them at Penn State touched by this hideous story — touched by it the way this former coach, Jerry Sandusky, is alleged to have touched young boys in his care — try to protect themselves, when clearly not enough was ever done to protect these boys.

If these charges against Sandusky are true, then shame on all those who were told about Sandusky at Penn State and expected somebody else to do something about him.

If the government can make its case against Sandusky — once Paterno’s top football sergeant, and so a priest of football at Penn State — then nobody involved should survive this, starting with a coach who came out of Brooklyn Prep nearly 70 years ago to make his name one of the most famous and respected in the history of his sport.

Of course Paterno,
now 84, will get a chance to tell his side. For now he only speaks through a statement issued by his son. But if Joe Paterno was another one at Penn State who didn’t go right at Sandusky and right to the cops when informed of what an eyewitness saw Sandusky doing with a boy in a football shower room, then Paterno should step down and so should the president of the university, whether they are facing charges or not.

They are no better than high clerics who did not do enough, or nothing at all, when informed of priests in the church forcing themselves on young boys.

We keep hearing that everybody at Penn State followed the letter of the law when a graduate assistant named Mike McQueary, now on Paterno’s staff, went to Paterno in 2002 and said he saw Sandusky with a 10-year-old boy in the shower room.

But what about the spirit of the law?

If McQueary, a former football player, saw Sandusky having sex with a 10-year-old in a shower at the Lasch Football Building at Penn State, forget about running to the head football coach. How about throwing Sandusky up against the wall and banging him around a little bit, then calling the police?

Were they worried about chain of command at Penn State, or these children?

How about Paterno calling the police instead of his athletic director as soon as McQueary told him about the horror of what he’d seen? Now the coach says this about what McQueary told him nine years ago:

“It was obvious the witness was distraught over what he saw, but he at no time related to me the very specific actions contained in the grand jury report. Regardless, it was clear that the witness saw something inappropriate involving Mr. Sandusky.”

As though we are supposed to care whether McQueary told Paterno that Sandusky was having sex with the boy or just fondling him.

Maybe Paterno and McQueary can eventually explain why, years after McQueary reported to Paterno that he’d seen Sandusky with a 10-year-old boy, they did absolutely nothing when Sandusky showed up at football practice with another young boy. Where did they think Sandusky was going to take that boy after football practice, to the zoo?
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 04:09:41 PM »

Looks like Joe Paterno and PSU might be in deep doo-doo. 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57320637/report-paterno-to-leave-psu-in-wake-of-scandal/
Report: Paterno to leave PSU in wake of scandal
November 8, 2011

(CBS/AP)  Joe Paterno's 46th season as Penn State's football coach may be his last.
The New York Times reports that the Penn State board of trustees is planning Paterno's exit from the school in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky, according to two people familiar with the university's internal discussions.
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In addition, a high-ranking Penn State official told the AP that support for Paterno is eroding among the school's board of trustees.

Despite the reports, Scott Paterno told reporters that his father has had no talks with Penn State officials or trustees about stepping down. He told reporters outside his father's house Tuesday that Joe Paterno plans to not only coach in Saturday's game against Nebraska, but for the long haul.

"No one has asked Joe to resign," Scott Paterno told The AP in a text message.

Meanwhile, Penn State administrators canceled Paterno's weekly news conference, in which he was expected to field questions about the scandal.

"Due to the ongoing legal circumstances centered around the recent allegations and charges, we have determined that today's press conference cannot be held and will not be rescheduled," assistant Athletic Director Jeff Nelson said in a statement.

Scott Paterno told The AP that the decision was made by President Graham Spanier's office.
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2011, 11:20:10 PM »

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/story/2011-11-06/ex-coach-administrators-charged-at-penn-state/51101298/1
Penn State fallout leads two accused to leave jobs
November 7, 2011
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The sexual abuse scandal involving a former Penn State football coach has cost a top administrator his job and put another on indefinite leave.

Athletics director Tim Curley is going on administrative leave at his request, according to a statement from the school board of trustees late Sunday. Senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz will step down and go back into retirement.
The two face charges they perjured themselves before a grand jury and failed to notify law enforcement authorities of child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, the one-time presumed successor to legendary coach Joe Paterno. Curley and Schultz are expected to turn themselves in to law enforcement in Harrisburg today. The move follows an emergency meeting of the trustees.
Also Sunday, Facebook page "Fire Graham Spanier" began as the specter of the scandal grew. On Saturday, Spanier had issued a statement offering strong support for Curley and Schultz.
But included in the release from the board of trustees was a statement from Spanier: "The protection of children is of paramount importance. The University will take a number of actions moving forward to increase the safety and security within our facilities and make everyone aware of the protocols in place for handling these issues."
Spanier also said that senior associate AD Mark Sherburne will serve as interim AD until Curley's legal situation is resolved.
Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said the school would pay legal fees for Curley and Schultz because they were acting as employees. Sandusky was banned from campus.
In a scandal that has rocked the university and its No. 12-ranked football program, Sandusky, 67, faces 40 abuse charges, including 21 felonies. Sandusky, released on $100,000 bail, is charged with abusing eight boys between 1994 and 2009, with some incidents said to have taken place in a Penn State athletics building. He retired from Paterno's staff in 1999.
The grand jury investigation found Sandusky had encountered each of the alleged victims through a youth services foundation he began in 1977 called The Second Mile. "Like the rest of the community, I'm in a state of shock," longtime Penn State broadcaster Fran Fisher said.
Attorneys for all three say they are innocent.
 ::snipping2::
In a statement released Sunday, Paterno said, "The fact that someone we thought we knew might have harmed young people to this extent is deeply troubling. If this is true, we were all fooled."Board of trustees chair Steve Garban said the school would take several steps to address the issue:
•The chair of the board will appoint a task force to engage external legal counsel to conduct an independent review of the University's policies and procedures related to the protection of children. This action is not intended to interfere with the ongoing judicial process;
•Publicize the findings of the independent review;
•Review with administrators police reporting protocols; and
•Enhance educational programming around such topics.
"The board, along with the entire Penn State family, is shocked and saddened by the allegations involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky," said Garban. "Under no circumstances does the University tolerate behavior that would put children at risk, and we are deeply troubled."
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Gotta say I have lost all faith in Joe PA after this..and particularily this remark.  He knew about this long ago, his reaction was to tell the person who told him to let the university know..and then no one followed up..and yes JoePa ..you knew know one followed up because you continued to work with this man on a daily basis..if had been arrested or questioned you would have known..so you knew it was not covered up..it was handled.

JoePa needs to step down..he is as much to blame as anyone else that let this man continue to work for PSU and use their facilities and charity work to sexually abuse young men.  The university carried more about their reputation and their sports teams national glory then about doing the right thing and turning this over to the State Police.  JoePa how would have you reacted if that 10 year old being sodomized in the shower would have been your grandson?  JoePa when a graduate assistant came to you and told you he had witnessed the sodomy..why didn't you report it to the authorities?

My husband is a PSU grad...we aren't making anymore contributions to this school until someone comes clean..one can only imagine the other crimes that went on that were never reported..just handled..if sodomy of a 10 year old in the PSU  tem showers doesn't count I am sure the rape of many girls, the beatings of many individuals just didn't count either.  They over paid all of you..you are worthless..not worth the time to write this actually..I hope PSU fires all of them and they lose any pensions they might have.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2011, 11:23:36 PM »

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/sports/local_sports/exclusive%3A-victims-double-in-penn-state-case-110811
Exclusive: Victims Double In Penn State Case
PSU Trustees Hold Tuesday Night Teleconference

November 8, 2011

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Sources tell FOX 29 News that, since a press conference on Monday, the number of potential victims has more than doubled in the case.

We've learned there may be as many as 17 accusers coming forward against one-time Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
State officials publicized two phone numbers for potential victims to call, and within a day it seems investigators have new leads.

There are eight victims listed in the grand jury presentment, and 40 charges have been leveled against Sandusky, a long-time assistant to Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno.

Sandusky allegedly met the boys through The Second Mile, a charity he founded in the late 1970s.

Paterno was not named in the grand jury finding as violating any laws, and authorities have said he is not a target of the investigation.

Students rallied Tuesday night in support of Paterno, but we heard that university trustees were huddling up, too.

FOX 29's Bruce Gordon reported that university trustees met via teleconference Tuesday night. We don't yet know the specifics of that meeting, but it's a safe bet that Paterno's name came up.
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A loud and raucous rally in support of Paterno was wrapping up around 10 p.m. outside Beaver Stadium, right across the street from the JoePa statue.

The rally grew out of social media and began outside Paterno's off-campus home as he returned home from afternoon practice.

Paterno was clearly overcome with emotion.

"It's hard for me to tell you how much this means to me. All right? You guys, I've lived for this place, I've lived for people like you guys and girls, and I'm just so happy to see that the, you know, that you feel so strongly about us and about your school."

Mindful that the show of support was turning into a pep rally, Paterno asked the students to keep the young victims of this sex scandal in their prayers.

"Tough life when people do certain things to you. But, anyway, you guys have been great," Paterno said.

Earlier in the day, the university abruptly pulled the plug on a planned news conference.

Behind the scene, there's every indication that trustees are moving to oust Paterno over his failure to act more aggressively to stop the growing sex scandal.

Paterno spoke briefly with reporters earlier Tuesday, saying, "I know you guys have a lot of questions, and I was hoping I was going to be able to answer them today. But we'll try to do it soon, as soon as we can. I can't do it today."
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The New York Times reported that two sources told it that Penn State officials were negotiating Paterno's exit, perhaps within days, in the wake of the Sandusky sex scandal.

Scott Paterno called that report "fiction."

He said, "Any discussion of exit strategy has not taken place with anyone that is advising Joe or Joe himself. That's all I can tell you. There has been no discussion between the university and Coach Paterno. Nothing has changed."

Outside his home Tuesday night, the coach led cheers of "We are," and students replied "Penn State."

"And we'll always be," the octogenarian coach added.

"Penn State," students answered twice.

As he retreated inside his home, cheering students vowed to stand by their beleaguered hero.
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Paterno was not the only one under fire Tuesday night. University President Graham Spanier is also facing a lot of criticism over his handling of this child sex abuse scandal.

It's a safe bet both of those names will be on the agenda when the board of trustees meet face-to-face in public session Friday. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he will be there.


Jerry Sandusky was supposed to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday on dozens of child sex abuse charges.

However, on Tuesday afternoon court officials decided to push that back until Dec. 7.


Sandusky is currently free on $100,000 bail.

The other two men charged, former athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president Gary Schultz, will appear in court next week on charges of failing to notify authorities about the allegations against Sandusky and lying to a grand jury.

Meanwhile, Congressman Pat Meehan is calling for a federal investigation into how Penn State handled the allegations against Sandusky.
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 08:44:51 AM »

How could grown men allow this to continue?  I mean really.
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011, 08:50:01 AM »

How could grown men allow this to continue?  I mean really.

ITA Kitty Mom...because they thought the football program at PSU as more important then the harm this man was doing to young boys?  That's the only answer I can come up with..and they had to know that nothing happened to the man..he continued to work there, then after retiring used their gym and facilities..if he had been questioned they would have known..as it is they all did nothing to stop this sexual abuse..they all deserve to be ousted ..they could have called the State Police once they saw the university was doing nothing..and the State Police would have followed up..
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 09:03:11 AM »

Some kind of charges should be filed on McQueary the grad asst. too. Sickening that he could see into the shower and just walk away. It was not out of fear for his safety, he's a vey big guy. No upon seeing a child being raped he worries about his job. Sanduskyshead should have immediately been slam into the wall. I'd like to see them fire me for that.
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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2011, 09:23:22 AM »

Some kind of charges should be filed on McQueary the grad asst. too. Sickening that he could see into the shower and just walk away. It was not out of fear for his safety, he's a vey big guy. No upon seeing a child being raped he worries about his job. Sanduskyshead should have immediately been slam into the wall. I'd like to see them fire me for that.


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http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/11/08/penn-state-officials-reportedly-planning-paternos-exit/

Penn State's Paterno Will Reportedly Retire at End of Season

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/11/08/penn-state-officials-reportedly-planning-paternos-exit/#ixzz1dDxz5cnf
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2011, 11:09:27 AM »

http://www.wpxi.com/news/29715888/detail.html

DA Who Refused To Prosecute Sandusky In '98 Missing Since '05

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Channel 11 News is looking into the disappearance of the district attorney who chose not to prosecute former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago.

Ray Gricar disappeared in 2005. Gricar’s car and laptop were found along the Susquehanna River, but police have yet to find the former district attorney.
In 1998, Gricar made the decision not to file charges against Sandusky after a mother told university police Sandusky had inappropriate contact with her 11-year-old son.

 

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This can't be a coincidence.   
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2011, 11:24:30 AM »

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DA Who Refused To Prosecute Sandusky In '98 Missing Since '05

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Channel 11 News is looking into the disappearance of the district attorney who chose not to prosecute former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago.

Ray Gricar disappeared in 2005. Gricar’s car and laptop were found along the Susquehanna River, but police have yet to find the former district attorney.
In 1998, Gricar made the decision not to file charges against Sandusky after a mother told university police Sandusky had inappropriate contact with her 11-year-old son.

 

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This can't be a coincidence.   

Holy cow!
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2011, 11:30:07 AM »

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Channel 11 News is looking into the disappearance of the district attorney who chose not to prosecute former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago.

Ray Gricar disappeared in 2005. Gricar’s car and laptop were found along the Susquehanna River, but police have yet to find the former district attorney.
In 1998, Gricar made the decision not to file charges against Sandusky after a mother told university police Sandusky had inappropriate contact with her 11-year-old son.

 

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This can't be a coincidence.   
Oh - this river runs deeeeep.
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