A group of Penn State trustees on Friday said they have finished their own investigation into the Freeh Report that led to NCAA sanctions and a. As the Sandusky trial proceeded toward conviction in June , it was reported that “[t]he university says that [Freeh’s] report. The page report from Freeh’s law firm was characterized as The Freeh Report had far-reaching outcomes for Penn State.
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The Penn State child sex abuse scandal started with Jerry Sanduskyan assistant coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team, engaging in sexual abuse of children over a period of at least 15 years.
Sandusky had located and groomed victims through his charity organization, The Second Mile. The scandal broke in early November when Sandusky was indicted on repodt counts of child molestation.
Although Sandusky’s abuse may have begun in the s, he was charged with abuse that occurred between and On June 22,Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse. The Freeh Report stated that Spanier and Paterno, along with Curley and Schultz, had known about allegations of child abuse on Sandusky’s part as early asand were complicit in failing to disclose them.
Freeh found a “total and consistent disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn State for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims”, which “empowered” Sandusky to continue his abuse.
The Freeh Report had severe outcomes for Penn State. NCAA President Mark Emmert stated that the sanctions were levied “not to be just punitive, but to make sure the university establishes an athletic culture and daily mindset in which football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing and protecting young people.
As part of the settlement, the NCAA reversed its decision on January 16,and restored the wins to Paterno’s record. On January 22,some of the charges against Curley, Schultz, and Spanier were dropped due to the violation of their rights to legal representation. In Marchthe investigation ended when all three either pleaded or were found guilty of misdemeanor charges of child endangerment. Jerry Sandusky was an assistant coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team from to The Second Mile was a charity formed to help disadvantaged youth.
In Pennsylvania, the purpose of the grand jury is to recommend charges. The grand jury hears cases in full but does not have the authority to indict. Attorney General Linda Kelly prepared a presentment which included credibility determinations about the testimonies received before the first grand jury for the second grand jury.
The 33rd Statewide Investigating Grand Jury continued looking into the investigation. This ffeeh jury heard testimony from Victim 3,  Victim 5, and Victim 6. Kelly said that erport the investigation there was an “uncooperative atmosphere” from some of the officials. The investigation was initiated in the spring of after Aaron Fisher identified in court re;ort as “Victim 1″then a freshman at Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, Pennsylvaniareported that Sandusky had been molesting him since he was 12 years old.
Fisher met Sandusky through The Second Mile in or  when Sandusky began having a relationship with Fisher involving “inappropriate touching”. In this testimony, McQueary got the month and year wrong. On May 7,the Attorney General’s office corrected the date of the incident to Februaryestimating it occurred on or about February 9.
Jonathan Dranov, deport boss and family friend, seeking his advice. Dranov testified that he questioned Mike three times about what McQueary saw, and each time McQueary kept going back to what he heard. On Saturday morning, McQueary called Paterno to arrange a meeting, and the two met at Paterno’s home later that same morning. McQueary testified he gave a rough report of what he had seen but that, out of respect, he did not share more intimate details.
On Sunday morning, Paterno called then athletic director Timothy Curley regarding the incident. Curley, along with then university Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, both went to Paterno’s home that same day, and Paterno told them what McQueary had reported fgeeh him and advised them that because McQueary had not provided details to Paterno, he recommended that they speak directly to McQueary.
In his grand jury testimony, Paterno said that he was only told eeport Sandusky “fondling or doing something of a sexual nature” to the victim. Spanier told them to meet with the graduate assistant. He was not told the identity of this person to be McQueary. Nine or ten days later the treeh date is unknownMcQueary received a phone call from Curley regarding the incident reoprt set up a meeting with Curley and Schultz in the Bryce Jordan Center either that same afternoon or the next day to go over the details of what had happened in the shower room.
Curley denied that McQueary reported anything of a sexual nature fresh and described the conduct as merely “horsing around”. Graham Spanier likewise testified that he eeport only apprised of an incident involving Sandusky and a younger child “horsing around in the shower”. Curley then met with Sandusky and told him he was not to be using Penn State’s athletic facilities with any young people, and Curley reported the incident to Jack Raykovitz,  who as the CEO of The Second Mile a state-licensed charity for disadvantaged youth established by Sandusky was a mandated reporter and also Sandusky’s boss at the time.
Raykovitz was also a highly trained professional on handling such allegations. Despite Penn State banning Sandusky from bringing boys onto the main campus inhe was allowed to operate a summer camp through his Sandusky Associates company  from to at Penn State’s Behrend satellite campus near Erie, where he had daily contact with boys from fourth grade freeg high school.
One child’s mother reported an incident to Penn State police when he came home with his hair wet. Shreffler testified before the grand jury that director of the campus police, Thomas Harmon, told him to drop the case. University police eavesdropped on conversations during which the mother confronted Sandusky about the incident.
He admitted to showering with other boys and refused to discontinue the practice. Gricar was not available to testify, as he had disappeared in Victims also commonly reported that Sandusky would place his hand on their thighs or inside the waistband of their underpants. Two recounted oral sex with Sandusky, sometimes culminating in his ejaculation.
At least 20 of the incidents were said to have taken place while Sandusky was still employed by Penn State. On November 4,Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly indicted Sandusky on 40 counts of sex crimes against young boys, following a three-year investigation. Sandusky was arrested on November 5 and charged with seven counts of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, as well as eight counts of corruption of minors, eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child, seven counts of indecent assaultand other offenses.
The two administrators were charged with grand jury perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse. The indictment accused Curley and Schultz of not only failing to tell the police, but falsely telling the grand jury that Mike McQueary never informed them of sexual activity. Penn State officially banned Sandusky from campus on November 6, After the charges came to light, former President Graham Spanier issued a statement in which he said Curley and Schultz had his unconditional support, and saying they “operate at the highest levels of honesty.
Education Secretary Arne Rrport to probe whether Penn State violated the Clery Act when it failed to report Sandusky’s alleged incidents of child molestation that took place on campus.
Duncan announced an investigation into possible Clery Act violations at Penn Replrt, saying that colleges and universities have “a legal and moral responsibility to protect children”, and that Penn State’s failure to report the alleged abuse would be a “tragedy”.
Sandusky was arrested again at his residence on December 7,on additional charges of sexual abuse. Smith, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania frdeh, was conducting a federal criminal investigation rreport the scandal. This probe was separate from the Clery Act investigation. An official with the Second Mile said that Smith subpoenaed information about Sandusky’s travel records just days after Sandusky’s arrest.
Instead, based on the subpoena, the federal probe seemed to be focusing on a possible cover-up by school officials. During the Sandusky trial, an accuser and Sandusky’s wife Dottie both testified about the Alamo Bowl incident. The accuser said Sandusky was attempting to negotiate oral sex with him in the bathroom while Sandusky’s wife was in the apartment and that she came to the “edge” of the bathroom for a few words with Sandusky including “What are you doing in there?
Sandusky said her husband was having a disagreement, including yelling, with the boy — whom she said was in the bathroom, but “clothed” — about attending a luncheon. She went on to characterize the boy as “very demanding. And he was very conniving. And he wanted his way, and he didn’t listen a whole lot. Sandusky testified when it was still uncertain whether her husband would testify.
On the evening of June 22,the jury reached its verdict, finding Sandusky guilty on 45 of the 48 counts against him. Sandusky continued to maintain his innocence even after being convicted. Sandusky faced a maximum sentence of years in prison. Sandusky would not only have to report his address to police every three months for the rest of his life, but would creeh have to participate in a court-approved counseling program. However, this designation will likely be symbolic since Sandusky will almost certainly die in prison.
On the day of sentencing, Sandusky was officially designated a sexually violent predator. Judge John Cleland stated that he intentionally avoided a sentence with a large number of years, saying it would be “too abstract” and also said to Sandusky that the sentence he handed down had the “unmistakeable impact of saying ‘the rest of your life’.
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On November 1,the Pittsburgh Pus and NBC News, citing sources close to the investigation, reported that Spanier would be formally charged for his alleged role related to Sandusky’s crimes. Spanier faced eight charges, three of which were felonies. Mike McQueary took the stand again and testified that, on the night of the incident, he saw a to year-old Caucasian boy standing upright in the shower, facing the wall, and Jerry Sandusky directly behind him, with Sandusky’s hands wrapped around the boy’s “waist or midsection”.
Pu estimated that the boy was roughly a foot shorter than Sandusky. He further stated that he “did not see insertion nor was there any verbiage or protest, screaming or yelling” and denied ever using the words “anal” or “rape” to describe the incident to anybody.
On March 24,Graham Spanier was found guilty of one charge of child endangerment and not guilty of the second charge of child endangerment or conspiracy. Tim Freeu and Gary Schultz had previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment charges and testified at Spanier’s trial in exchange for all other charges, including rfport, being dropped.
Sandusky was allowed to fereh to use the Penn State facilities is beyond me,” Boccabella said. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvaniawas the first to report on the grand jury investigation, in March Under Pennsylvania law of the time, any state employee who learned about suspected child abuse was required to report the incident to his immediate supervisor.
In the case of the incident, McQueary reported the incident to his immediate supervisor, Paterno.
In turn, Paterno reported the incident to his immediate supervisor, Curley, and also reported it to Gary Schultz, to whom the University Police Department directly reported. For these reasons, Paterno and McQueary were not implicated in any criminal wrongdoing, since they feeeh what they were legally required to do.
After McQueary was identified as the graduate assistant who reported the incident, he was criticized for not intervening to protect the boy from Sandusky an accusation McQueary has since disputed as well as for not reporting the incident to police himself.
Further, following reports of the arrests, criticism of Penn State leadership and Paterno himself included calls pdu their dismissal for allegedly “protecting Penn State’s brand instead of a child”   and allowing Sandusky to retain emeritus status and unfettered access to the university’s football program and facilities, despite knowledge of the allegations of sexual abuse. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg published a rare full-page, front-page editorial in its November 8,edition, calling for the immediate resignation of Penn State President Graham Spanier ; it also called for this to be Joe Paterno’s last season.
On November 14, Sandusky gave his first interview after being osu. In a phone interview with NBC ‘s Bob Costas on Rock Center with Brian WilliamsSandusky denied the allegations, though he admitted showering with boys and inadvertently touching them “without intent of sexual contact”. I love to be around them. But no, I’m not sexually attracted to young boys. The day of the interview, Sandusky’s lawyer claimed that he was able to track down Victim 2 and that, according to the child, the incident did not occur as described by McQueary.
The media began to psj various accounts of Penn State,     as well as the ” cult of personality ” and power of Joe Paterno.
Further stories detailed the loss of sponsorships,  the damage to Penn State’s merchandise sales,  brand,  student admissions,   and the impact of the scandal on recent graduates. Sandusky granted his first interview for television since his conviction to be broadcast on NBC’s “Today” show on March 25, The letter was reportedly sent out in error.