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To: tcrlaf
CBSSports.com wire reports Nov. 9, 2011 A chronological look at the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, based on a grand jury report in Pennsylvania state court. Some key dates in Penn State football history are included. Sandusky has been charged with 40 criminal counts, accusing him of serial sex abuse of minors. 1969: Jerry Sandusky starts his coaching career at Penn State University as a defensive line coach. 1977: Jerry Sandusky founds The Second Mile. It begins as a group foster home dedicated to helping troubled boys and grows into a charity dedicated to helping children with absent or dysfunctional families. January 1983: Associated Press voters select Penn State as college football’s national champion for the 1982 season. January 1987: Associated Press voters select Penn State as college football’s national champion for the 1986 season. 1994: Boy known as Victim 7 in the report meets Sandusky through The Second Mile program at about the age of 10. 1994-95: Boy known as Victim 6 meets Sandusky at a Second Mile picnic at Spring Creek Park when he is 7 or 8 years old. 1995-96: Boy known as Victim 5, meets Sandusky through The Second Mile when he is 7 or 8, in second or third grade. 1996-97: Boy known as Victim 4, at the age of 12 or 13, meets Sandusky while he is in his second year participating in The Second Mile program. 1996-98: Victim 5 is taken to the locker rooms and showers at Penn State by Sandusky when he is 8 to 10 years old. Jan. 1, 1998: Victim 4 is listed, along with Sandusky’s wife, as a member of Sandusky’s family party for the 1998 Outback Bowl. 1998: Victim 6 is taken into the locker rooms and showers when he is 11 years old. When Victim 6 is dropped off at home, his hair is wet from showering with Sandusky. His mother reports the incident to the university police, who investigate. Detective Ronald Schreffler testifies that he and State College Police Department Detective Ralph Ralston, with the consent of the mother of Victim 6, eavesdrop on two conversations the mother of Victim 6 has with Sandusky. Sandusky says he has showered with other boys and Victim 6’s mother tries to make Sandusky promise never to shower with a boy again but he will not. At the end of the second conversation, after Sandusky is told he cannot see Victim 6 anymore, Schreffler testifies Sandusky says, “I understand. I was wrong. I wish I could get forgiveness. I know I won’t get it from you. I wish I were dead.” Jerry Lauro, an investigator with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, testifies he and Schreffler interviewed Sandusky, and that Sandusky admits showering naked with Victim 6, admits to hugging Victim 6 while in the shower and admits that it was wrong. The case is closed after then-Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar decides there will be no criminal charge. June 1999: Sandusky retires from Penn State but still holds emeritus status. Dec. 28, 1999: Victim 4 is listed, along with Sandusky’s wife, as a member of Sandusky’s family party for the 1999 Alamo Bowl. Summer 2000: Boy known as Victim 3 meets Sandusky through The Second Mile when he is between seventh and eighth grade. Fall 2000: A janitor named James Calhoun observes Sandusky in the showers of the Lasch Football Building with a young boy — known as Victim 8 — pinned up against the wall and performing oral sex on the boy. He tells other janitorial staff immediately. Fellow Office of Physical Plant employee Ronald Petrosky cleans the showers at Lasch and sees Sandusky and the boy, who he describes as being between the ages of 11 and 13. Calhoun tells other physical plant employees what he saw, including Jay Witherite, his immediate supervisor. Witherite tells him to whom he should report the incident. Calhoun was a temporary employee and never makes a report. Victim 8’s identity is unknown. March 1, 2002: A Penn State graduate assistant enters the locker room at the Lasch Football Building. In the showers, he sees a naked boy, known as Victim 2, whose age he estimates to be 10 years old, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant tells his father immediately. March 2, 2002: In the morning, the graduate assistant calls coach Joe Paterno and goes to Paterno’s home, where he reports what he has seen. March 3, 2002: Paterno calls Tim Curley, Penn State athletic director, to his home the next day and reports a version of what the grad assistant had said. March 2002: Later in the month the graduate assistant is called to a meeting with Curley and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz. The grad assistant reports what he has seen and Curley and Schultz say they will look into it. March 27, 2002 (approximate): The graduate assistant hears from Curley. He is told that Sandusky’s locker room keys are taken away and that the incident has been reported to The Second Mile. The graduate assistant is never questioned by university police and no other entity conducts an investigation until the graduate assistant testifies in Grand Jury in December 2010. 2005-2006: Boy known as Victim 1 says that meets Sandusky through The Second Mile at age 11 or 12. Spring 2007: During the 2007 track season, Sandusky begins spending time with Victim 1 weekly, having him stay overnight at his residence in College Township, Pa. Spring 2008: Termination of contact with Victim 1 occurs when he is a freshman in a Clinton County high school. After the boy’s mother calls the school to report sexual assault, Sandusky is barred from the school district attended by Victim 1 from that day forward and the matter is reported to authorities as mandated by law. Early 2009: An investigation by the Pennsylvania attorney general begins when a Clinton County, Pa. teen boy tells authorities that Sandusky has inappropriately touched him several times over a four-year period. September 2010: Sandusky retires from day-to-day involvement with The Second Mile, saying he wants to spend more time with family and handle personal matters. Nov. 5, 2011: Sandusky is arrested and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts. Nov. 7, 2011: Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly says Paterno is not a target of the investigation into how the school handled the accusations. But she refuses to say the same for university President Graham Spanier. Curley and Schultz, who have stepped down from their positions, surrender on charges that they failed to alert police to complaints against Sandusky. Nov. 8, 2011: Possible ninth victim of Sandusky contacts state police as calls for ouster of Paterno and Spanier grow in state and beyond. Penn State abruptly cancels Paterno’s regular weekly press conference. Nov. 9, 2011: Paterno announces he’ll retire at the end of the season.

Two things:

#1 Anyone reading this timeline who thinks Joe Paterno didn't know about his assistant coach's issues prior to 2002 is certifiable.

#2 "The Second Mile" should be named to "The Pedo File" because that's what they allowed happen to the kids they were supposedly trying to help.

Dear God, be with those kids who were raped by this monster.

293 posted on 11/09/2011 12:02:02 PM PST by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: adm5; All
Rewind to 1998...here's an excerpt from what you just posted:

Detective Ronald Schreffler testifies that he and State College Police Department Detective Ralph Ralston, with the consent of the mother of Victim 6, eavesdrop on two conversations the mother of Victim 6 has with Sandusky. Sandusky says he has showered with other boys and Victim 6’s mother tries to make Sandusky promise never to shower with a boy again but he will not. At the end of the second conversation, after Sandusky is told he cannot see Victim 6 anymore, Schreffler testifies Sandusky says, “I understand. I was wrong. I wish I could get forgiveness. I know I won’t get it from you. I wish I were dead.”

PSU police detectives Ralston and Schreffler never prosecute Sandusky. I'm not sure if Schreffler is still employed there; but as of earlier this year, Ralston was...And note how Ralston -- in 1998 and in the Jan. 2011 case below -- is able to come to these "snap"-like decisions that nothing "foul" has occurred. He seems to be like a ref who never throws a flag!

A Landisville man enrolled at Penn State University was found dead inside his State College apartment Sunday. Brandon Lehr, 22, was discovered by his roommate in their Beaver Avenue apartment when his roommate returned from Christmas break.Penn State's spring semester began Monday. State College police Detective Ralph Ralston said there was no sign of foul play, "nor do we suspect there was any foul play."
Local Man Found Dead In State College Apartment ; Hempfield Grad Enrolled At Psu Original source - Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era January 11, 2011

Oh, sure. 22 yo turn up dead all the time @ Penn State. We don't suspect foul play 'round here whatsoever...now move along...get on with your life...

309 posted on 11/09/2011 12:28:18 PM PST by Colofornian (The Ped State KnitKinsey Lionizers: The campus which most now love to loathe!)
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