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Former Penn State Coach Accused of Sexual Assault

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Ex-coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions Jerry Sandusky is being accused of sexually abusing eight boys over the course of 15 years while at Penn State.

According to multiple reports, the former defensive coordinator is being barred from the campus and will also be paying legal costs for two school officials who have been charged with perjury. Those two officials are school administrator Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley. They are also being faulted for failing to alert police of this conduct that took place on their school campus.

One of the reports states that Sandusky went as far as to assault one boy while in the shower in 2002 at the team’s practice facility. Sandusky has been retired since 1999 but has still been with the school while doing work for The Second Mile, which is an organization to help kids with needs.

This is a case about a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys -State Attorney General Linda Kelly-

Sandusky was arrested on Saturday and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts. Curley and Schultz, were expected to turn themselves in on Monday.

Joe Paterno, now former PSU head coach, is not part of the criminal investigation since he did what he had to do legally according to Pennsylvania state law. However, Paterno was under much criticism for the actions he did NOT take. Sometimes you have to do more than what’s required and this was one of those times when much more action should have been taken. It is a shame that Paterno and the other individuals involved with the football program could not do more to prevent this issue from spreading. More should have been done and clearly the response by the Penn State University Board of Trustees indicates that.

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