Report: Paterno admitted to hearing an earlier complaint about Sandusky sexual abuse

September 9, 2017

By Staff

A state police report has surfaced suggesting legendary Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno had heard at least one other allegation that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing young boys prior to a 2001 complaint Paterno had admitted receiving, CNN reported Saturday.

According to CNN, the report describes a conversation in 2001 between Paterno and Mike McQueary, a Penn State coach and star witness in the case who testified that he saw Sandusky, the former assistant football coach, engaged in “an extreme sexual act” with a young boy in a university locker room shower.

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