New Docs Claim Paterno Knew About Sandusky Molestation In The SEVENTIES

New Docs Claim Paterno Knew About Sandusky Molestation In The SEVENTIES

New Docs Claim Paterno Knew About Sandusky Molestation In The SEVENTIES

Testimony unsealed Tuesday in a court case involving convicted child sex abuser and former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky includes an assertion that former NFL head coach and current Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano reported seeing Sandusky possibly abusing a minor in the "early '90s".

An unknown man testified in 2014 that he confronted Paterno in 1976, claiming that Jerry Sandusky had touched and penetrated him as he showered at a Penn State football camp.

That was when he says he told the man who helmed Penn State's football program that Jerry Sandusky violated him sexually.

"Specifically. Yes ... I was shocked, disappointed, offended". In ignoring the complaints, Doe 150 testified, Paterno said that he had a football season to worry about. "You're not going to do anything else", responded the victim.

Another victim, John Doe 75, was not interviewed for Sandusky's criminal trial, but he described a 1987 incident in which coach Joe Sarra, also of Penn State, walked in when Sandusky had his hand down the victim's trousers.

Schiano was a Nittany Lions' graduate assistant in 1990 and its defensive backs coach from 1991 to 1995.

Paterno died in 2012, shortly after Sandusky was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison.

New Docs Claim Paterno Knew About Sandusky Molestation In The SEVENTIES
New Docs Claim Paterno Knew About Sandusky Molestation In The SEVENTIES

Because Doe 150's testimony came in a civil suit against the university, he was not cross-examined by the Paterno family.

The university demands the insurance company compensate the school for the payouts but the insurance company countered that it should not pay because university officials systematically hid the allegations and never informed the insurance company of the looming issues with Sandusky's behavior.

McQueary said Bradley did not tell him whether he ever reported either allegation from the 1980s or 1990s to anyone, according to documents. "Nor did he have any knowledge of alleged incidents in the 80's and 90's".

Speculating on the case "makes it much more hard for Penn State to create an environment where victims of sexual abuse feel comfortable coming forward and where students, faculty and staff feel protected in reporting wrongdoing". "You're not going to do anything?' (Paterno) just walked away". People who can corroborate or discredit, who can clarify what really happened at Penn State and how the university gave cover to child molester Jerry Sandusky for so long.

But lawyer Ken Feinberg, who helped mediate claims against the university, said Penn State was diligent in making sure the claims were supported by sufficient proof.

"Speculation also serves to drive a wedge within the Penn State community".

"Although settlements have been reached, it also is important to reiterate that the alleged knowledge of former Penn State employees is not proven, and should not be treated as such", Penn State President Eric Barron said in a statement on Tuesday.

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