Staffer told police that Joe Paterno noted 'second complaint' against Jerry Sandusky

Tricia Pearson
September 10, 2017

According to a police report obtained by CNN, by the time whistleblower Mike McQueary told Paterno he'd seen Sandusky performing a lewd act on a child in the locker room, Paterno had already received a similar complaint.

A criminal investigation into Sandusky did not begin until a Pennsylvania school district reported another complaint about him in 2008.?

A police report obtained and described by CNN on Saturday shows further evidence that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno may have known for years that his longtime defensive coordinator might be sexually abusing children. He is now serving a 30-year prison sentence.

Paterno himself, shortly before his death, said of his involvement in the Sandusky scandal: "In hindsight, I wish I had done more".

In a letter published by USA Today last September, Jay Paterno, Paterno's son and the Nittany Lions' current quarterbacks coach, stated that his father never enabled Sandusky and that he reported the 2001 allegation to the fullest extent of the law.

It regards a legal battle between Penn State and insurance companies over who's ultimately responsible for $60 million in settlements to Sandusky's victims.

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In excerpts from a deposition given by that man during the insurance case, he stated that when he sought Paterno to report the incident the next day, the coach told him "I don't want to hear about any of that stuff, I have a football season to worry about".

That McQueary's statement to police didn't surface in Sandusky's trial, however, was no mistake.

In his own testimony before a state grand jury the year before, the coach initially indicated the 2001 assault in the Lasch Football Building showers reported by McQueary was the first such incident that he knew of.

Paterno died in January 2012, less than three months after the scandal came to light. You can definitely say with Paterno and argue with McQueary that despite them legally doing the right thing, they could have done more to make sure authorities got to Jerry Sandusky before he could harm any more kids.

Paterno was sacked by the Penn State board of trustees in a special meeting later that night.

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