Penn State “Sex Scandal” Leads to Two Resignations; Incidents Involve Former D-Coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Things are not so happy in Happy Valley. Here’s the story as we understand it: Jerry Sandusky was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team until he resigned 1999 but continued to use the school’s facilities for his work (apparently a not uncommon practice within universities) with a foundation he established to help at-risk kids called The Second Mile.
There were allegedly several incidents involving Sandusky and underage boys in the facilities, including one in 2002, when a graduate assistant saw Sandusky sexually assault a naked boy, estimated to be about 10 years old, in a team locker room shower. That grad student reported what he saw to head coach Joe Paterno, who immediately told Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley. Curley then reportedly got Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business involved and, shockingly, the reporting ended there. Sandusky was allowed to continue to use the PSU facilities until 2009 when another incident came to light that was finally investigated properly. In all, the former coach allegedly targeted at least eight boys for sexual advances or assaults over 15 years.
Now, a grand jury has decided that Curley lied to them about what he knew about the 2002 incident and that both he and Schultz failed to report the assaults as required by state law.
Source: CBS News