“A former defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team was arrested yesterday Saturday Nov 2 2011 on charges of sexually abusing eight boys across a 15-year period. Jerry Sandusky, 67, who had worked with needy children through his Second Mile foundation. Gary Schultz, the senior vice president for finance and business, and Tim Curley, the athletic director Penn State, were charged Saturday with perjury and failure to report to authorities what they knew of the allegations, as required by state law.”
“This is a case about a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys,” the Pennsylvania attorney general, Linda Kelly, said in a statement.”
“Mr. Sandusky was an assistant defensive coach to Joe Paterno, the coach with the most career victories in major college football, who helped propel Penn State to the top tiers of the sport. Until now, the Big Ten university had one of the most sterling images in college athletics, largely thanks to Mr. Paterno and his success in 46 seasons as head coach.” [New York Times, Sam Borden contributor Nov 6, 2011]
”How To Report Child Abuse in Pennsylvania: “If you suspect that a child is being abused, abandoned or neglected, contact the agency listed below, call local Child Protective Services, call 9-1-1.”… “Here is a link Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313 TDD: 866-872-1677
FBI Director Louis Freeh’s released his report July, 2012 on the Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Scandal.
The Paterno family commissioned former U.S. Attorney General and Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh to investigate the incidents which was authorized by the university.
Thornburgh concluded the Fareeh investigation was a “rush to injustice.” That report found that Coach Paterno and three former administrators covered up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
“Those findings last July were unsupported by the facts,” said the family comments released Feb 11, 2013.
“The lack of factual report for the … inaccurate and unfounded findings related to Coach Paterno, and its numerous process-oriented deficiencies, was a rush to injustice and calls into question the credibility of the entire Report,” Thornburgh was quoted as saying in the family’s analysis, posted on the website paterno.com.
“Observers see little impact from Paterno report on pending Penn State trials” [by Charles Thompson The Patriot-News, Central PA, Feb. 11, 2013]
The trials of former Penn State University President Graham Spanier, former Penn State University Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz and former Penn State Athletic Director Timothy Curley who have been accused of conspiring to conceal information about suspected child abuse with obstructing the criminal investigation into this case, perjury before a grand jury, endangering the welfare of children and other related crimes involving Jerry Sandusky, was delayed indefinitely.
A district judge indicated he needed more time to resolve pending motions before presiding over a preliminary hearing for Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. The Jan. 7 trial of Curley and Schultz for some of the charges they face was also delayed indefinitely. [Penn State trial, hearing delayed, AP Dec 5, 2012 ESPN Football News]
A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
[Paterno Family Challenges Freeh Report In Quest To Restore JoePa’s Legacy, by Genaro C. Armas, 02/10/13 Huffington Sports]
“A jury found former Pennsylvania State University president Graham Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment Friday, ending a case that dragged on for more than four years over whether Spanier and two other university executives covered up previous allegations made against former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.” [By Will Hobson March 24 at 5:00 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa, Washington Post]