February 6, 2013
A story Tuesday wrongly described an e-mail exchange in 2001 among Pennsylvania State University administrators over how to respond to a report from an assistant coach that he had seen Jerry Sandusky in a shower with a boy. Football coach Joe Paterno did not send or receive any of the e-mails. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
February 6, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Three weeks after being sworn in, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane has delivered on a promise to name a top aide to review the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case. Kane on Monday appointed H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr., a former Philadelphia federal prosecutor who led the inquiry into the botched 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Texas, as her special deputy to head the review. "Mr. Moulton is a highly respected former federal prosecutor who will assist us in providing a comprehensive and independent examination of the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation," Kane said in a statement.
February 2, 2013
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has scheduled a hearing in former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary's lawsuit against the school. Court papers filed Friday indicate the March 18 hearing will be short. Penn State sought to have the lawsuit dismissed or put on hold while criminal charges are pending against two school administrators, but Judge Thomas Galvin earlier denied the request for a delay. McQueary is seeking millions of dollars in damages in a defamation and whistle-blower lawsuit against Penn State in connection with a child sex-abuse scandal involving former coach Jerry Sandusky.
February 1, 2013 |
A Centre County judge denied Jerry Sandusky a new trial Wednesday, ruling that the former Pennsylvania State University football coach had sufficient time to prepare his defense to charges that he sexually assaulted teenage boys. Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of sexual abuse of minors in a case that drew international attention. He was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. Sandusky, 68, argued that the denial of a trial delay amounted to a denial of his Sixth Amendment right to an attorney.
January 29, 2013
Two Pennsylvania congressmen have asked the NCAA to restore football scholarships taken away from Pennsylvania State University as part of sanctions for the child sex-abuse scandal involving retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Reps. Charles Dent (R., Lehigh) and Glenn Thompson (R., Centre) wrote Monday to NCAA president Mark Emmert that taking away up to 40 scholarships harmed players who had nothing to do with the scandal. - AP
January 27, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania State University's negotiator for civil claims involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Friday that the school had been in talks with 28 people and that settlement discussions with some claimants could soon produce results. The number of claimants is 18 more than were involved in Sandusky's criminal case last summer, when eight young men testified that they had been assaulted by Sandusky. Prosecutors were not able to identify two victims.
January 23, 2013
A 25-year-old man who says he was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky has filed a civil suit against the former Pennsylvania State University assistant coach and the school, saying he suffers from "public ridicule, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, disgrace, humiliation. " The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. It also names as a defendant the Second Mile, a charity for youth founded by Sandusky. The plaintiff is identified as John Doe No. 6, and is the man who testified anonymously as Victim 6 at Sandusky criminal's trial in June, the university said.
January 23, 2013
A man who says he was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky has filed a civil suit against the former Pennsylvania State University coach and the school, saying he suffers from "public ridicule, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, disgrace, humiliation. " The suit was lodged Tuesday in Philadelphia federal court. It also names as a defendant The Second Mile, a charity for youth founded by Sandusky. The plaintiff, identified as John Doe No. 6, is the 25-year-old man who testified anonymously as Victim No, 6 at Sandusky criminal's trial in June, the university said.
January 23, 2013 |
Having the "acting" designation removed from his title, Dave Joyner has been named athletic director at Penn State and will serve in the job through the term of university president Rodney Erickson, Erickson said Monday. Erickson took over after president Graham B. Spanier was forced to resign shortly after the indictment of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on child-sex abuse charges in November 2011. Erickson has said he will step down by June 2014, and a search committee has been appointed to find his successor.