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Postby RossValoryRocks » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:42 pm

Don wrote:
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geminix wrote:in July, JoePa transferred ownership of his home to his wife for a dollar.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/sport ... for-1.html


He did this because he knew what was about to go down. Sorry won't work. Less than 5 years he's still on the hook for any and all lawsuits.


Yeah this article makes it seem like he KNEW something was going to go down. I really hope that wasn't the case but it sure doesnt look good.


I thought the laws changed when it comes to transferring assets under market value.


Not to a spouse or a child.
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Postby Ehwmatt » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:55 pm

It's gotta be rough knowing the rest of his days will be spent in court rooms, depositions, and other legal proceedings.
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Postby Red13JoePa » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:33 am

Smart move by Joe. You build the arc before the storm.

Wonder about the place in Avalon now...been assessed @ $3.9 mil.
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Postby Red13JoePa » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:23 am

Lawyer saying the real estate transfer was a coincidence.
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Postby steveo777 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:03 am

Ehwmatt wrote:It's gotta be rough knowing the rest of his days will be spent in court rooms, depositions, and other legal proceedings.


He could always ex-pat to a different country. Fuck, I think I might, were I in a position like that!
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Postby Rick » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:45 am

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Ehwmatt wrote:It's gotta be rough knowing the rest of his days will be spent in court rooms, depositions, and other legal proceedings.


He could always ex-pat to a different country. Fuck, I think I might, were I in a position like that!


If that's a possible scenario, I don't see how anyone wouldn't. He could live on the beach in St. Barts with that retirement.
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Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:01 am

Ok, now this fella sensed something as far back as 1987, not 1995 as we have heard so far,,,,the plot sickens.. :evil:





Ex-PSU Grad Assistant Matt Paknis On WFAN: Paterno Knows Everything

November 15, 2011 6:33 PM

NEW YORK (WFAN) - A former child-abuse victim himself, former football grad assistant Matt Paknis believes Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual abuse against children years ago.

Paknis joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday to talk about his time at Penn State.

Paknis was a graduate assistant on the Nittany Lions football staff in 1987 and 1988. He says Sandusky exhibited questionable behavior towards the players back then.

As a childhood victim of sexual abuse, he said he remembered thinking how inappropriate it was when he saw Sandusky tickle and pinch little boys during football camps, sometimes putting them in headlocks.

“I thought it was a boundary issue, more than anything else,” Paknis said.

Paknis described Paterno’s rule over the Penn State campus as absolute. “I think he had more power in the state of Pennsylvania than anybody.”

When asked about the possibility that Paterno could not be aware of reports on Sandusky’s behavior Paknis said it was “impossible.”

“Joe knows everything,” he said.

Paknis also said that he could envision a scenario where Paterno attempted to cover up Sandusky’s actions.
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Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:14 am

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The mother of the boy identified as Victim 1 in the Penn State sex abuse scandal said her son broke down in tears when he heard accused child molester Jerry Sandusky claim on television they were just "horsing around."

When she asked her son why he cried, "He said, 'Because I'm afraid. I'm afraid he'll go free.'"

The mom said she reassured her son that is not likely to happen.

"There's other witnesses, probably more victims out there to come forward yet," she told her son, and she urged others with information to speak up.

Her son is one of eight boys who Sandusky, 67, is accused of having molested over a 15-year period.

Lawyer Ben Andreozzi, who says he represents one of the eight alleged victims, said in a statement today "others are actually coming forward."

His own client, Andreozzi said, "wants Mr. Sandusky to know that he fully intends to testify that he was severely assaulted by Mr. Sandusky."

Andreozzi said he was "appalled by the fact that Mr. Sandusky has elected to re-victimize these young men at a time when they should be healing."

The mom of Victim 1, whose identity is being withheld by ABC News, lashed out at Sandusky and his efforts to portray the allegations of sex abuse as merely jock horse play.

"It sickened me that he would be on TV trying to downplay his charges. And I think it made him look more guilty," she said.

The mother of Victim 1 said that there is no way what went on between her son and Sandusky was just horseplay.

"No, it's not games. It's a planned out strategy to groom children to molest," she said. "He definitely shouldn't have showered with those kids. It was sickening, I mean I don't know anybody -- anybody -- who when somebody's like 50, would get in a shower naked with a 10-year-old."

Her son was 10 or 11 when he first met Sandusky in 2005 or 2006, and the former coach lavished presents on him, including clothing, a computer, cash and trips, the grand jury report claims. It also charges Sandusky with molesting the boy more than 20 times.

The mother said she's angry to see Sandusky a free man while she and her son, who is now a teenager, feel they must hide to protect their anonymity.

"It's very difficult for me and for my son. We spend most of our lives since this has started hiding, trying to avoid getting chased down by press, his identity being revealed, dealing with the bullies at school," she said.

"He has to leave school pretty consistently to take medication because he can't he just can't stay there and listen to it," she said.

"It makes me really mad that my son can't go out and have a normal life. He can't go out and hang out at the mall, because he might run into Jerry. [Sandusky] gets to go to the mall and shop and do whatever he wants to do. That aggravates me. He should be in jail," she said.

Victim 1 is expected to be a star witness against the former coach.

"He's scared, but he's anxious. He's ready, he wants to do it....He wants to put it to rest. He wants him to go to jail and he wants him to pay for what he's done. And he doesn't want him on the streets where he can hurt somebody else," the boy's mother said.
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Postby S2M » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:20 am

McQueery is waffling....just saying.
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Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:29 am

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Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:30 am

PeterAlexander Peter Alexander by BreakingNews

#BREAKING New judge assigned for #Sandusky prelim hrg on 12/7 after concerns about judge who freed #Sandusky on bail.
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Postby steveo777 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:35 am

Fact Finder wrote:PeterAlexander Peter Alexander by BreakingNews

#BREAKING New judge assigned for #Sandusky prelim hrg on 12/7 after concerns about judge who freed #Sandusky on bail.


Bail should have been denied and the perp left in jail so, perhaps, he would have an opportunity to be molested too
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Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:52 am

uh-OH!........video with new man at link...this dude seems for real.. :shock:


http://abcnews.go.com/US/victim-penn-st ... d=14960575


New Victim Says Penn State Officials 'Rejected' His Claims That a University Professor Allegedly Molested Him

By JIM AVILA (@JimAvilaABC) , LAUREN PEARLE and LAUREN EFFRON (@LEffron831)
Nov. 15, 2011
A new victim is claiming another member of the Penn State faculty sexually abused him years ago, and he said when he brought his abuse complaints to university officials, he was turned away.

Paul McLaughlin, who is now in his mid-40s, told ABC News that now-retired Penn State professor John "Jack" Neisworth, who is a nationally acclaimed voice on child development, sexually abused him in the late 1970s to early '80s when he was between the ages of 11 and 15.

McLaughlin said, after repressing the memories of his alleged abuse, that he decided to confront Neisworth over the phone in 2001 as part of his therapy. He tape-recorded the conversation, in which he claims that the professor admitted to performing oral sex on him.

"I was in the process of trying to get him to open up about some of the sexual acts and what not, and he actually interrupted me and says, 'Do you remember driving up on the hill?'" McLaughin said. "I said, 'Wasn't that the first time you went down on me?' He said, 'I don't know if it was the first time but it was certainly fierce,' was his words."

Over the course of a few months from the end of 2001 into early 2002, McLaughlin said he sent his taped conversation with Neisworth to university officials, but each time he was "rejected."

"They didn't want copies of the tape recorded conversation. They didn't want to hear it, period," he said. "It was extremely emotional for me to have to make these calls to begin with, but then to be rejected the way I was and basically treated as if I had done something wrong in making those calls."

McLaughlin said he spoke with one Penn State official on the phone at the time who refused to even investigate his claim.

"They said don't bother sending it we're not interested in fabrications, stories, any attempts at extortion or blackmail. I mean, they made it seem like I was looking for something for myself," McLaughlin said. "I didn't ask them for money. I didn't ask them for anything other than make sure they look into this. Listen to the tape and get this guy away from children."

McLaughlin said he also spoke with former Penn State president Graham Spanier on the phone within two weeks of allegations being made about former defensive football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing young boys. Spanier and head football coach Joe Paterno were fired last week in the wake of the accusations, which were first reported on Nov. 5. McLaughlin said he was met with the same "hostility" that he had received from other university officials.

"[Spanier] told me that as far as he was concerned it was hearsay, '[Neisworth] has an impeccable record. He has never been accused of anything,'" McLaughlin said. "They were more interested in protecting the school. They didn't seem to have any interest in protecting children at all."

Neisworth was later charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse in Cecil County, Md., in 2005. However, McLaughlin claimed that at the time, Penn State officials said an indictment wasn't enough to investigate one of their faculty members.

"They again continued to support him and say was basically and outstanding professor and that there was not, unless there was a conviction, there was no need to do an investigation of him," McLaughlin said.



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Postby Rockindeano » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:54 am

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Fact Finder wrote:PeterAlexander Peter Alexander by BreakingNews

#BREAKING New judge assigned for #Sandusky prelim hrg on 12/7 after concerns about judge who freed #Sandusky on bail.


Bail should have been denied and the perp left in jail so, perhaps, he would have an opportunity to be molested too


Really? What if, just what if Sandusky is right, and he did not commit these crimes? Like it or not, in this country, one is innocent until proven guilty.
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Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:55 am

PENN STATE

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Postby Rockindeano » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:59 am

Fact Finder wrote:PENN STATE

Get your Major in Minors


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sorry Red and ebake... :wink:


What are you sorry for? Pennitentiary State is rotten to the fucking core. I say blow that heap of shit up and light it on fire.
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Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:06 am

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Fact Finder wrote:PENN STATE

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sorry Red and ebake... :wink:


What are you sorry for? Pennitentiary State is rotten to the fucking core. I say blow that heap of shit up and light it on fire.



Did you read the article I just posed above from ABC and a new accuser? Check that out...

oh, and I'm hearing Pennetration State! :D
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Postby Don » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:19 am

Fact Finder wrote:PENN STATE

Get your Major in Minors


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sorry Red and ebake... :wink:


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Postby steveo777 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:26 am

Penn has a penis problem.
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Postby Ehwmatt » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:40 am

Fact Finder wrote:uh-OH!........video with new man at link...this dude seems for real.. :shock:


http://abcnews.go.com/US/victim-penn-st ... d=14960575


New Victim Says Penn State Officials 'Rejected' His Claims That a University Professor Allegedly Molested Him


Hmm.. a little fuel on the fire re: the Sandusky/Second Mile child sex ring?
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Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:00 am

Ehwmatt wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:uh-OH!........video with new man at link...this dude seems for real.. :shock:


http://abcnews.go.com/US/victim-penn-st ... d=14960575


New Victim Says Penn State Officials 'Rejected' His Claims That a University Professor Allegedly Molested Him


Hmm.. a little fuel on the fire re: the Sandusky/Second Mile child sex ring?


Ret. Professor John "Jack" Neisworth

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The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced Wednesday that it was bringing in a Westmoreland County senior district judge to preside over Sandusky's preliminary hearing. Robert E. Scott is taking over the hearing from Centre County District Judge Leslie Dutchcot.

Dutchcot has donated money to The Second Mile, a charity established by Sandusky for at-risk children and the place where authorities say he met his victims.

The office said Scott has no known ties to Penn State or The Second Mile. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 7.

Some plaintiffs' lawyers are starting to advertise on their websites for potential Sandusky victims, vowing to get justice.

Jeff Anderson, a St. Paul, Minn., attorney, has long represented clergy-abuse victims and told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has been retained by several people he described as Sandusky victims.

"There's a great deal of fury and confusion," particularly because Sandusky is free on bail, Anderson said. "Getting (them) help and cooperating with law enforcement is our first priority."

The "time for reckoning," in the form of civil suits, will come later, Anderson said.

Anderson declined to say whether his clients are among the eight boys who were labeled as victims in the grand jury report.


Likewise, Berks County lawyer Jay Abramowitch, who has represented about 150 child-sex victims, many of them in clergy-abuse cases, said he is following the Penn State case closely. He declined to say if he was representing anyone accusing Sandusky of abuse.
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Postby hoagiepete » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:27 am

Uh oh. Now it is time for Penn State and anyone even remotely associated with the creep to now be raped. The trial lawyers are ready to pounce! Look out!
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Postby steveo777 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:27 pm

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Fact Finder wrote:PeterAlexander Peter Alexander by BreakingNews

#BREAKING New judge assigned for #Sandusky prelim hrg on 12/7 after concerns about judge who freed #Sandusky on bail.


Bail should have been denied and the perp left in jail so, perhaps, he would have an opportunity to be molested too


Really? What if, just what if Sandusky is right, and he did not commit these crimes? Like it or not, in this country, one is innocent until proven guilty.


Dean, you know this fucker is red assed guilty. Don't fuck with me, you know the truth. Do I need to send Hollie and Natalie over to sit on your head and fart in your ears to get that brain of yours straightened out? :wink:
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Postby perryswoman » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:19 pm

Fact Finder wrote:PeterAlexander Peter Alexander by BreakingNews

#BREAKING New judge assigned for #Sandusky prelim hrg on 12/7 after concerns about judge who freed #Sandusky on bail.


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Postby Rockindeano » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:02 pm

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Dean, you know this fucker is red assed guilty. Don't fuck with me, you know the truth. Do I need to send Hollie and Natalie over to sit on your head and fart in your ears to get that brain of yours straightened out? :wink:


No, I do not know if he is guilty. I wasn't there, and he is denying the claims. Do I think he is probably guilty? You bet, but man, I have seen others I thought for sure were guilty who were not. The one security cat in the ATL fior the Summer Games wh was accused of blowing shit up- he ended up being 100% innocent. Just saying.

As for Nat and Holls coming over to sit on my face? I love eating nice moist clam. I can see Nats ditch, but Holly's is a real mystery to me. I have always wanted to eat her til she passed out then fuck the living shit out of her....I am serious and have told her so. She has always kept me interested and wanting her for some reason.
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Postby steveo777 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:34 pm

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Dean, you know this fucker is red assed guilty. Don't fuck with me, you know the truth. Do I need to send Hollie and Natalie over to sit on your head and fart in your ears to get that brain of yours straightened out? :wink:


No, I do not know if he is guilty. I wasn't there, and he is denying the claims. Do I think he is probably guilty? You bet, but man, I have seen others I thought for sure were guilty who were not. The one security cat in the ATL fior the Summer Games wh was accused of blowing shit up- he ended up being 100% innocent. Just saying.

As for Nat and Holls coming over to sit on my face? I love eating nice moist clam. I can see Nats ditch, but Holly's is a real mystery to me. I have always wanted to eat her til she passed out then fuck the living shit out of her....I am serious and have told her so. She has always kept me interested and wanting her for some reason.


That was really deep, infact, balls deep. 8) :lol:
But, as far as guilty again, this dude is not right and I bet he's even fucked his own mother. :shock:
People who do this kind of shit were probably either buggered as a young lad, or his mum made him go down on her.
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Postby Red13JoePa » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:41 am

Fact Finder wrote:PENN STATE

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Postby AlteredDNA » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:43 am

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Postby Fact Finder » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:19 am

Wow...grab a cup of coffee and sit back and read all about it...

http://www.centredaily.com/2011/11/17/2 ... break.html

A critical break in the investigation of Jerry Sandusky came via a posting on the Internet: a random mention that a Penn State football coach, years before, might have seen something ugly, but kept silent.

Investigators with the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office had by 2010 already come to the conclusion that Sandusky, the longtime defensive coordinator for Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions, was a serial molester, according to two people with knowledge of the case. But what had started with a complaint of sexual assault from a high school freshman had grown to include another matter altogether: whether Penn State had acted to cover up Sandusky’s behavior, even crimes.

Working off the mention on the Internet, according to the two people with knowledge of the case, investigators narrowed their list of likely coaches to have seen something to Mike McQueary, then an assistant coach and the football program’s recruiting coordinator.

State College is a close-knit community. A Penn State coach meeting with investigators would get around. So investigators set up a meeting in an out-of-the-way parking lot, according to those with knowledge of the case.

There, one day a little over a year ago, McQueary unburdened himself, the two people said. He needed little prompting.

He told of a horrific scene he had stumbled upon as a graduate assistant one Friday night in March 2002: a naked boy, about 10, hands pressed against the locker room wall of the Lasch Football Building, being raped by Sandusky. McQueary was explicit and unequivocal, the people said. He had told Paterno, the team’s longtime and widely beloved head coach, about the incident the following day, but he was filled with regret that nothing had happened.

“This had been weighing on him for a very long time, and our guys felt he was relieved to get it off his chest,” one law enforcement official said. “When he had the opportunity to make it right, he told the truth.”

Sandusky, in his first public statement this week, acknowledged that he “horsed around” with boys in the shower but insisted there was no sexual intent.

But for investigators, the identification of McQueary, and the account he would ultimately tell under oath, was pivotal. In the coming months, investigators uncovered other alarming facts.

Officials at the Second Mile, the charity for at-risk children that Sandusky founded and that prosecutors say he used to target victims, reported that several years of the organization’s records were missing and perhaps had been stolen. The missing files, investigators worry, may limit their ability to determine if Sandusky used charity resources — expense accounts, travel, gifts — to recruit new victims, or even buy their silence, according to two people with knowledge of the case.

And in 2002, after McQueary had reported what he had seen to the university’s senior officials, those officials not only never told the police, but they also never even informed the university’s top lawyer. That lawyer, Wendell Courtney, said in an interview this week that he would have been duty bound to report any allegations of inappropriate conduct by Sandusky toward children to law enforcement officials.

Most disturbingly, investigators continued to identify possible victims — young men who had been boys when Sandusky befriended them through his foundation for troubled youngsters.

Those young men were not eager to tell their stories, the two people with knowledge of the case said. They were not convinced that that the attorney general’s office had the will to go after a case that could rewrite the storied history of the university’s football program. And they asked: If the case went forward, who would believe them over a revered figure like Jerry Sandusky?

It was a question investigators had asked themselves. But with McQueary, they had what they regarded as an impartial witness, and one from within the ranks of Penn State itself.

Accusation but no charge

Penn State was shaken by the Nov. 5 arrest of Sandusky, the indictment of two university officials on charges that they had perjured themselves and failed to report Sandusky’s alleged crimes, and the ouster of both Paterno and the university’s president, Graham Spanier.

But back in 2009, when the case first landed in the office of the attorney general, no one knew where it would lead. The mother of a Clinton County freshman called the local high school to report that her son had been sexually assaulted by Sandusky. Sandusky was barred from the school, where he had served as a volunteer coach, and the matter was reported to authorities.

The Clinton County teenager — Victim 1, as he would become known in the grand jury report made public this month — alleged that he first met Sandusky through the Second Mile when he was 11 or 12. Sandusky had indecently fondled him and performed oral sex on him, the boy said.

But prosecutors, lacking physical evidence of an assault, worried about the fortunes of a case that might end up with little more than competing claims — by the boy and by Sandusky.

“You can charge it, but getting a conviction is going to be difficult,” said one person with direct knowledge of the deliberations among prosecutors. “And getting a conviction in State College against someone of Jerry Sandusky’s stature is going to be 10 times more difficult.”

To make a charge stick, they concluded, they needed to explore whether one boy’s claims were merely one among others, maybe many.

Looking in old files

The answer to their question, it turned out, lay in a voluminous police report sitting for a dozen years in the old case files of Penn State police. Investigators for the Attorney General’s Office had heard rumors that Sandusky had come to the attention of law enforcement sometime in the past, but they were not sure when or where.

The investigators, according to those with knowledge of the case, began calling around to nearby police departments; they received a hit when they reached the campus police.

In 1998, an 11-year-old boy, now known as Victim 6, had come home with wet hair and told his mother he had showered with Sandusky at Penn State’s athletic complex. She immediately reported it to the university police, according to the grand jury report.

As investigators leafed through the old report — it ran to close to 100 pages — they came to think that the campus police officers had truly wanted to make a case against Sandusky, according to people with knowledge of the current investigation. The officers had gone so far as to set up a sting operation in which the boy’s mother called the coach, and, with police listening in, confronted Sandusky.

He admitted to showering with her son and another boy, said he did not think that his private parts had touched her son, but acknowledged that what he did was wrong. “I wish I were dead,” he said, according to the grand jury’s findings.

Ultimately, former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar decided against taking the case to trial, a decision that, years later, the attorney general’s investigators could well understand. According to people with knowledge of the current Sandusky case, the district attorney’s decision in 1998 was a close call, even with the evidence the campus police had.

But what most struck the investigators, according to people with knowledge of the current case, was that the university itself seemed to have done nothing in the wake of the substantial police investigation. Whether that is because other senior officials at Penn State did not know of the investigation or because they did know of it but chose to do nothing is a central question for investigators today.

Prosecutors have said that Gary Schultz, the university official charged with overseeing the campus police, said under oath that he recalled being aware of some kind of incident involving Sandusky and a boy showering together, and the subsequent investigation.

Others, including the university president, said they were not told about it.

A profile emerges

With the discovery of the 1998 report, the investigation took on a greater sense of urgency, those involved in the case said. Investigators now had evidence that Sandusky might have molested at least two boys.

According to people involved in the case, Sandusky was never placed under extensive surveillance. Instead, they began poring over the records of Sandusky’s charity, the Second Mile, and interviewing people who had been through the program.

As additional suspected victims were located, a profile began to emerge, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.

Sandusky engaged in what experts in child predators call “grooming” behavior, law enforcement officials asserted this month, making his first approach when children were 8-12 years old. He tended to choose white boys from homes where there was no father or some difficulty in the family, investigators said, and he drew them in with trips to games and expensive gifts such as computers.

Touching progressed incrementally. “Lots of them reported that he’d first put his hand of their thigh while driving,” one person involved in the inquiry recalled. The shower was where he most often initiated more overtly sexual behavior.

The testimony of one victim who said he was forced to put his hand on Sandusky’s erection when he was 8-10 years old particularly outraged investigators. “The poor kid was too young to even understand what an erection was,” one said.

When first approached about testifying before the grand jury, many did not want to get involved, the people involved in the case said. If Sandusky was indicted and the case went to trial, their names and what had happened would become public.

But prosecutors were able to compel their testimony with grand jury subpoenas, and one boy led to another.

Meanwhile, investigators served numerous subpoenas on the Second Mile, according to people with knowledge of the inquiry. Not only did they want the names of children who had been through the program, they also demanded all of Sandusky’s travel and expense records.

Much of the older paperwork was stored at an off-site records facility. The travel and expense records, for instance, had been sent over several years earlier. But select members of the charity’s board of directors were alarmed to learn recently that when the records facility went to retrieve them, some of those records — from about 2000 to 2003 — were missing.

The attorney general’s office was notified of the missing files, people with knowledge of the case said. Subsequently, the foundation was able to locate apparently misfiled records from one of the years, but the rest seem to have disappeared.

Lynne Abraham, a lawyer for Second Mile, did not return a call requesting comment. A spokesman for the attorney general declined to comment, citing the continuing grand jury investigation.

“It could be that they are just lost, but under the circumstances it is suspicious,” one law enforcement official involved in the case said of the missing files.

Some investigators said they were convinced that the idea that Sandusky had an inappropriate interest in, and relationships with, young boys was a fairly widely held suspicion around and even outside Penn State’s football program over the years.

“This was not the secret that they are trying to make out now,” one person involved in the inquiry said. “I know there were a number of college coaches that had heard the rumors. If all these people knew about it, how could Sandusky’s superiors not know?”

In fact, according to McQueary, at least a few did.

McQueary’s revelations

When McQueary met with investigators last year, he immediately told them that he had witnessed Sandusky raping the boy in the showers on a Friday night in 2002 and then had gone home and talked to his father about what he should do. Together, they decided he needed to tell Paterno. Before becoming a graduate assistant, McQueary had played for Paterno. The coach was a mentor, and a friend.

Still, for years, McQueary questioned whether he did the right thing. Under the law, McQueary was obligated only to tell a superior at the university. It is the duty of university administrators to inform the police. Besides, as one investigator put it, “on that campus, telling Joe Paterno is like telling God.”

Paterno, by his own account to the grand jury, met with Tim Curley, the university’s athletic director the next day and told him of McQueary’s account, saying the assistant had seen Sandusky “fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy.”

McQueary, who by then had been elevated from graduate assistant to an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, laid out for investigators what happened next. It took a week and half, a time lapse that investigators find deeply troubling, for Curley and Schultz to call him to a meeting. He told investigators, and later the grand jury, that he had explained to the two men in graphic detail what he had witnessed.

Curley and Schultz gave different accounts of what transpired in that meeting, with Curley saying McQueary saw “inappropriate conduct” that he termed “horsing around” between Sandusky and the child, and Schultz saying that he had “the impression that Sandusky might have inappropriately grabbed the young boy’s genitals while wrestling.”

In either event, no one notified the police. And once again, before deciding what to do, no one consulted the university’s lawyer, according to Courtney, Penn State’s general counsel. Courtney was called in to advise Second Mile’s board of directors in 2009 after Sandusky informed it of the Clinton County freshman’s allegations, but Courtney said that was the first he had heard of Sandusky’s alleged inappropriate behavior.


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