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November 18, 2011 | WIRE REPORTS
OUSTED Penn State coach Joe Paterno never spoke with Jerry Sandusky directly about his behavior, according to a full transcript of Bob Costas' interview with Sandusky over his child-sex charges, acquired by the State College Centre Daily Times . Significant portions of the interview with the former defensive coordinator were excised from the segment that appeared on NBC's "Rock Center" on Monday night. Among the portions that weren't aired: * Sandusky said Paterno had never inquired into Sandusky's interactions with children or expressed disapproval of any kind, even after, according to a grand-jury report, Paterno had been told of alleged sexual contact between Sandusky and a boy in the Penn State football-team showers.
NEWS
June 5, 2012 | By Breaking News Desk
The judge who will preside over Jerry Sandusky's trial on sexual abuse charges today issued an order banning tweeting or other live electronic communications from the courtroom. Jury selection in the high profile case is set to begin Tuesday. Judge John M Cleland's short order does not explain the ban, but Pennsylvania law does not permit broadcasting of a trial. Sandusky, a former assistant to Penn State's late football coach Joe Paterno is charged with molesting 10 boys he met through a charity he set up for underprivileged youth.
NEWS
May 9, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
State prosecutors inadvertently identified at least one of Jerry Sandusky's accusers in court filings Tuesday, the latest in a series of missteps in the run-up to the former coach's sex-abuse trial next month. A document filed publicly by the Attorney General's Office named the young man identified in court filings as Victim 1 as well as others involved in the investigation, according to an order from Judge John M. Cleland that the information be sealed soon after it went up on a public website.
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October 12, 2012 | By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
Pennsylvania's public employee pension system said Wednesday it would revoke Jerry Sandusky's $59,000 annual pension given his conviction and sentencing in the child sexual-abuse scandal. The State Employees' Retirement System notified Sandusky by letter that his crimes triggered forfeiture of his pension. The former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison for molesting 10 boys. The retirement system told Sandusky he would no longer receive his $4,908 monthly annuity and informed his wife, Dottie, that she was no longer entitled to a survivor's benefit.
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A school district attended by one of Jerry Sandusky's accusers sought to block defense efforts Monday to scrutinize the boy's school records. The Keystone Central School District in Lock Haven, Pa., asked a judge to throw out a subpoena issued by Sandusky's attorney, Joseph Amendola, on April 9 requesting the disciplinary records, grade reports, IQ results, and psychological evaluations of a boy prosecutors have identified only as sex abuse Victim...
SPORTS
June 18, 2012
If Jerry Sandusky cared anything about Penn State University and the children who once trusted him as a father figure, he would have willingly taken a judicial bullet - a plea bargain of jail and rehabilitation and reparations that would have helped all recover from another troublesome tale of the evil that some men do. Instead, there is a trial, the details of which make us recoil. A university that has worked diligently to move past a scandal that rocked it to its core. Kids and families who cling to the hope of only being able to carry on and live normal lives are dragged down once again by this national scandal.
NEWS
December 11, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
With Jerry Sandusky sitting just feet away, one of his young accusers slowly breathed in, locked eyes with the former coach, and haltingly described how the sexual abuse he suffered had forever changed his life. "No sentence will ever erase what he did to me," the 26-year-old man known in court filings as Victim 5 said at an October hearing. "It will never make me whole. It will never erase from my memory his hands on my skin or mine on his. But he must pay for his crimes. " A judge agreed, ordering Sandusky that day to pay with at least 30 years of his life.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The judge in Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse case denied another defense request Wednesday to delay his trial, clearing the way for what is sure to be one of the state's most closely watched legal spectacles. Noting that "no date for trial is ever perfect," Judge John M. Cleland ordered jury selection to begin Tuesday. That tamped down speculation among some attorneys for Sandusky's accusers as to whether the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach might be preparing to plead guilty.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The decision came as state prosecutors argued in court that they could secure a conviction against the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach even without purported victims or unassailable eyewitness testimony in two of the alleged incidents. "Hearsay evidence can serve as the linchpin between a crime and a defendant," prosecutor Frank Fina said in court Wednesday. "I don't think we need to provide other eyewitnesses. " Noting that "no date for trial is ever perfect," Judge John M. Cleland cleared the way for jury selection in the case to begin next week - and tamped down speculation among some attorneys for Sandusky's accusers, who wondered whether the former coach might be preparing to plead guilty.
NEWS
June 22, 2012
Convicting Jerry Sandusky would be the easy part of sorting out and bringing to justice those who took part in the alleged rape of children, either actively or by looking the other way. Any untainted jury, confronted with the preponderance of evidence in this case and the absence of a credible defense, would convict Sandusky on a majority of the 48 counts he faces. The jury that heard the weeklong case is now in deliberation and, barring a procedural issue, is expected to return its verdict within days.
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June 20, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
College sports' governing body has again defended its decision to penalize Pennsylvania State University after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Sandusky's abuse of children "fell squarely within" its authority, the NCAA contended in a court filing this week, saying his crimes showed "a profound lack of institutional integrity and institutional control. " Filed Wednesday, the documents are the latest volley in the NCAA's court battle with the family of the late football coach Joe Paterno.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAYTON, Utah - There are days when Aaron Fisher believes he has finally put the past behind him. Days when his chief concerns are the new friends he met at a party or a truck axle he snapped during an off-roading trip in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Days when he hardly gives a thought to the aging man he helped put in a prison cell hundreds of miles away. But those days tend to be fleeting. Even now, Fisher is still growing up in Jerry Sandusky's shadow. Seven years ago, Fisher, then a scared 15-year-old, publicly accused the former Pennsylvania State University assistant coach of sexual abuse, launching an investigation that would shake the state and its flagship college to its core.
NEWS
April 11, 2015 | By Ben Finley and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees voted Thursday to pay an undisclosed amount - what one trustee called "an extraordinary" sum - to settle claims filed by sexual-abuse victims of Jerry Sandusky. In a special meeting held by teleconference, the board voted, 18-6, to approve the settlement. It did not disclose the size of the payout, the case details, or names of any plaintiffs. Sources had told The Inquirer that the meeting was being called solely to settle at least one Sandusky-related lawsuit.
NEWS
April 8, 2015 | By Susan Snyder and Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State University this week is looking to end one of the remaining lawsuits filed by a victim of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, according to sources. The school's board of trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday morning to discuss "potential settlements" and possibly vote, said spokeswoman Lisa Powers. She did not provide details, but sources familiar with the case said Penn State was seeking to settle with a victim of Sandusky, a former assistant football coach convicted in 2012 of 45 counts related to sexual abuse of 10 children.
NEWS
March 22, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A complaint filed this week served as a reminder that the legal battles over the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal are far from over. At least seven civil cases as well as criminal complaints against three former Pennsylvania State University administrators are pending. A January settlement between the NCAA and a Pennsylvania state legislator restored 111 of former head football coach Joe Paterno's wins and replaced the consent decree that defined penalties against the university.
SPORTS
January 18, 2015 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - A college student, with earbuds in and a backpack thrown over one shoulder, walked by Cafe 210 West - a Penn State bar - and smiled. "Cafe," as it's affectionately known, had changed its outside sign from "Cafe 210 West" to "Cafe 409 West. " The number 409 has a deep meaning in Happy Valley; it's the number of wins late former football coach Joe Paterno earned before the NCAA vacated 112 victories (111 of them Paterno's) from 1998 through 2011 as part of the sanctions that resulted from the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky recalled Friday the moment he told his father he would refuse to testify as a defense witness at the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach's 2012 child sex-abuse trial. Then 33, Matt Sandusky said, he drove to his father's home, asked his mother to leave the room, and said something out loud that he had never fully acknowledged to himself. "I told him, 'You can't call me to testify. I remember things,' " he said. "All he said was, 'It wasn't sexual.' " That exchange two years ago began his very public reckoning with the sexual abuse he says he endured for years - abuse he described Friday to child advocates at a conference hosted by the Philadelphia Children's Alliance.
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December 5, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE MUCKETY-MUCKS at Penn State must be cringing. Someone forgot to make sure convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was taken off the list of fans who receive letters from head football coach James Franklin asking for support. Onwardstate.com said it obtained a copy of the letter from filmmaker John Ziegler, who wrote the book "The Framing of Joe Paterno," and who operates the website FramingPaterno.com. "I got it from someone at the Sandusky home when the letter was received," Ziegler told the Daily News in a email yesterday.
NEWS
December 1, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nine alumni-elected members of Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees are seeking access to all documents and notes used to compile the investigatory report that found the school's leaders culpable in covering up child sex abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. About 3.5 million documents plus notes and e-mails are believed to be available from the report prepared by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, said Anthony P. Lubrano, one of the trustees seeking the documents.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State University's president will review the Freeh report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal that concluded former top administrators conspired to cover up child sex-abuse allegations to preserve the university's reputation, the school announced Saturday. The university said president Eric J. Barron's decision was made "in response to recent calls for an examination. " Barron told trustees Friday he would conduct the review, the university said. E-mails released last week showed regular correspondence between the NCAA and former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who led the Sandusky investigation commissioned and paid for by the university.
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