Joe Paterno sat in his kitchen one morning in March 2002 as a graduate assistant described a locker-room shower encounter he saw between a boy and a longtime friend and colleague of Penn State University’s football coach. Paterno slumped in his chair, “shocked and saddened,” according to court testimony.
Prosecutors today began making their case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach accused of using his charity and school ties to target and sexually abuse young boys.
Second Mile, the foundation for needy children started by former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, may not survive the scandal over charges that he molested eight boys, the charity’s vice chairman said.
Pennsylvania State University longtime football head coach Joe Paterno, fired President Graham Spanier and other officials failed to protect children from sexual abuse by former coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a report by investigator Louis Freeh.
Pennsylvania State University, its reputation damaged by the trial of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, may have to compensate his victims after his conviction on 45 counts in the child-sex abuse case.