On Saturday morning, CNN obtained a police report furthering the thought that former Penn State coach Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse years prior to Sandusky’s arrest.
According to the one-page report, “Paterno allegedly told [whistleblower Mike] McQueary in 2001 that the claim against Sandusky ‘was the second complaint of this nature he had received.’ ”
McQueary’s claim of sexual abuse led to Sandusky’s 2012 conviction of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. Sandusky is serving at least a 30-year sentence in prison, but an appeal is pending.
One week prior to Paterno’s death in 2012, the coach gave a testimony to a grand jury, stating that he “had ‘no inkling’ that Sandusky might be a sexual deviant” until hearing from McQueary.