Tag: Penn State
The Attorney General for Pennyslvania filed a Bill of Particulars yesterday in the criminal case against Jerry Sandusky. It provides the ages of the ten alleged victims at the time of the alleged assaults (the youngest was 8) and the locations where they took place.
Eight of the ten alleged victims were abused on Penn State’s campus, including five in the Lasch Football Building.
A state court in Pennsylvania held a preliminary hearing today for Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, the two Penn State officals charged with perjury before the grand jury investigating sexual assault allegations against Jerry Sandusky and failing to report child abuse.
Mike McQueary testified, and Joe Paterno's grand jury testimony was read into the record, as was that of the two officials.
Other witnesses were Thomas Harmon, a former director of Penn State's university police and John McQueary, Mr. McQueary's father.
The court found there was probable cause the officials committed the charged crimes and they were bound over for trial. [More...]
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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will lead the independent sexual abuse investigation into Penn State.
At a news conference, Freeh stressed it is not a criminal investigation. If they uncover what they believe to be criminal acts, they will notify authorities and let them deal with it.
Freeh said the investigation might extend back to 1975, two years before Jerry Sandusky started Second Mile.
Freeh was chosen because of his background in child sex abuse cases and his lack of connection to Penn State and Pennsylvania.
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This was inevitable. Former graduate assistant, now assistant coach Mike McGeary has been placed on administrative leave. He will be paid during the leave term.
Some are asking why he wasn't fired outright, given that he didn't stop the assault or call police. Neither the school nor the police are saying.
Asked if McQueary would be fired, [Penn State's new president, Rod] Erickson said "there are complexities to that issue that I am not prepared to go into at this point." Asked about the status of athletic director Tim Curley, Erickson said, "That's an ongoing topic of discussion. We'll return to that next week."
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