Tom Corbett, now Pennsylvania’s governor, missed “crucial” opportunities as attorney general for an earlier prosecution of Jerry Sandusky, the Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach now in prison for molesting children, the state’s top prosecutor said.
Pennsylvania lost a bid to throw out a National Collegiate Athletic Association federal lawsuit over the control of a $60 million fine levied against Pennsylvania State University after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal.
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.
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.