Scandal surrounding former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky continues, with the number of boys allegedly abused in the course of 15 years growing to 18, according to authorities. At present, Sandusky is charged with attacking eight boys during his career at the Pennsylvania State. Minn. attorney Jeff Anderson told journalists he is representing several men who were sexually abused by the former assistant coach during that period.
Key witness Michael McQueary, assistant football coach at Penn State, declined to comment publicly what he really witnessed in 2002 and what he did to prevent future sexual harassment within the university. In 2020, McQueary saw Sandusky abusing a boy in the shower and left immediately but was never questioned by any government agency including University Police, according to a report by the grand jury.
However, a leaked email written by McQueary reads that he stopped the alleged attack and later discussed the incident with police officers. University Police and State College police claim they have no record that McQueary reported to them an alleged sexual assault by his former colleague.
Pennsylvania authorities plan to create a special commission to investigate the case and all circumstances surrounding the scandal, including versions why the alleged abuse was not reported for so long a period. In the very beginning of the scandal, Penn State President Graham Spanier and longtime football coach Joe Paterno have resigned from their respective positions along with Vice President Gary Schultz, who was responsible for managing university’s police forces at the time when the alleged abuse took place.