The Penn State abuse scandal just will not go away, and with every bit of new information that comes out, it just gets worse and worse.
The latest development, reveals via a previously unsealed court document that an unidentified man testified in 2014 that former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was told about and ignored sexual assault claims against Jerry Sandusky way back in 1976. Via: The Washington Post:
The victim, who was identified in court records as John Doe 150, said that while he was attending a football camp at Penn State, Sandusky touched him as he showered. Sandusky’s finger penetrated the boy’s rectum, Doe testified in court in 2014, and the victim asked to speak with Paterno about it. Doe testified that he specifically told Paterno that Sandusky had sexually assaulted him, and Paterno ignored it.
When told about what had happened, the man testified that Paterno said to him, “‘I don’t want to hear about any of that kind of stuff, I have a football season to worry about.” The Sandusky prosecutor previously stated that Paterno was not involved in a cover-up.
The latest shocking development comes just days after over 200 lettermen at Penn State signed a petition to get the university to put the statue of Paterno that was removed back in 2012 back up.
Back in May, it was revealed that at least half a dozen coaches witnessed “inappropriate behavior” between Sandusky and children dating back to the 70s. Sandusky was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison when he was convicted in 2012.
(Via The Washington Post)