Thursday, November 17, 2011

Penn State: McQueary Deals Cover-up Investigation a Hit

Mike McQueary--Penn State assistant football coach, and witness to the alleged sexual assault of a child by Jerry Sandusky--is, at this point, the case's only known disinterested witness.  He has nothing to gain by testifying against Sandusky.  Prosecutors have a fondness for disinterested witnesses.  However smitten the prosecution was with McQueary that love affair might be starting to fade.

On November 8, McQueary wrote an email to a friend, "I did stop it, not physically ... but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room ... I did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police .... no one can imagine my thoughts or wants to be in my shoes for those 30-45 seconds ... trust me."

The problem is that McQueary didn't tell the grand jury about stopping the sexual assault or that he called the police.  More importantly, there seems to be another, bigger problem.

Both Penn State's campus police and the State College police department say they never received a report from McQueary related to an allegation of child sexual abuse by Sandusky.

A spokesperson for Penn State's campus police told CBS News that they never received a sex abuse report from McQueary. Separately, State College Police Chief Thomas R. King told CBS News that his department has no record of ever being contacted by McQueary regarding an alleged sexual assault by Sandusky.

The university also has its own police force. Penn State administrators said they were looking into whether McQueary contacted campus police. A university official also told CBS News Tuesday that, to her knowledge, no police report was filed.

Now, McQueary will have to explain himself.  Maybe not to CBS News but he will have to explain himself in some court room to a judge and a jury. 

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