November 5, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Former longtime Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, once considered a potential successor to coach Joe Paterno, is facing charges stemming from an investigation of allegations that he indecently assaulted a teenage boy, newspapers reported Friday. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg first reported that charges were filed against Sandusky, 67, and entered into the state court system's online docket. The charging papers , posted online by the newspaper, include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of someone under 16, aggravated indecent assault of someone under 16, indecent assault of someone under 16, indecent assault of someone under 13, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors.
September 16, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Opening up the first-ever public-comment session at Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees meeting Friday, Patty Kirschner got straight to the point. Kirschner, a Penn State donor, wanted to know if trustees planned to vet the internal investigation compiled by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. That report implicated longtime football coach Joe Paterno and former president Graham B. Spanier, along with two university officials who were charged in the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse scandal, and recommended a host of universitywide changes.
July 13, 2012 |
THE POWERS at Penn State knew young boys were being raped by one of their own and did nothing about it for more than a decade. They "repeatedly concealed facts," showed "callous and shocking disregard" for child victims and actively agreed on a coverup to avoid bad publicity. It is, as it turns out, as bad as we suspected. I suspect at least two groups are having difficulty digesting Louis Freeh's report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal , which implicates former PSU president Graham Spanier, former VP Gary Schultz, suspended athletic director Tim Curley and the late football coach Joe Paterno.
December 7, 2011 |
At least six alleged victims of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky may testify at his preliminary hearing on child-abuse charges next week, according to a lawyer representing one of the young men, who declined to be named. A second source close to the investigation told The Inquirer that the number could be as many as eight but cautioned that prosecutors have not made final plans for the hearing, which is set for Tuesday in Bellefonte, Pa. In other developments, Pennsylvania State University President Rodney Erickson said in an interview with USA Today that he would work to remake the public face of the university, shifting from a football-focused culture to that of a top-notch research institution.
May 14, 2013 |
Graham B. Spanier, the former president of Pennsylvania State University who was forced to resign in 2011, was the highest-paid public university president in the country that year, according to a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education released Sunday. Spanier, forced out amid a child-sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, received $2.9 million in total compensation during the 2011-2012 fiscal year, according to the report, including $1.2 million in severance pay. His total compensation was nearly $400,000 more than that of any other public university president, the report said, and the severance pay alone would have ranked him in the top five.
December 12, 2011
Thirteen years before Pennsylvania State University assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged, another locker-room incident, involving an 11-year-old, was reported to the state Department of Public Welfare. B1
May 7, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - As Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officials gathered in the Capitol recently to announce another jaw-dropping round of corruption charges, a Marine veteran in a dark suit stood quietly in the back. But when the time came to take questions about the pay-to-play allegations against the men who ran the Pennsylvania Turnpike, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan had the answers. Noonan, 66, may well be one of the most influential law enforcement officials you've never heard of. As the state's top cop for the last two years, and before that as head of criminal investigations at the state Attorney General's Office, he has helped guide some of the biggest prosecutions in recent Pennsylvania memory: The Bonusgate cases.
September 28, 2012 |
GREG Bucceroni's story is finally going national. At least, the latest version. The anticrime activist made headlines over the summer in the New York Daily News , the Huffington Post, a Washington Post blog and Britain's The Daily Mail with a sordid tale about his time as a "child prostitute" caught in a web of perverts that included former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and the late Philadelphia businessman Ed "Uncle Eddie"...
October 5, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A judge Thursday granted a request by former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that the court return to his wife, Dottie, the $50,000 she put up for his bail before he was convicted this summer of sexually abusing nearly a dozen boys. Judge John Cleland signed the order that refunded the bail and released the court's hold on the couple's home, as a promissory note against the home had been put up as $200,000 collateral. Jerry Sandusky, 68, has been in a county jail since his June conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse against 10 boys, some on campus.
June 22, 2012 |
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's youngest adopted son stepped forward Thursday and said he, too, had been molested by his father. The allegation was made public hours after a Centre County jury began deliberating the former coach's fate on charges involving 10 other boys. In a statement from his attorney Andrew Shubin, Matt Sandusky, 33, said he told prosecutors Wednesday that he had been sexually abused by his father and was willing to testify against him. The experience has been "extremely painful," the statement read.