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Jerry Sandusky was on the Penn State campus last week

November 8, 2011 |  7:47 am


A person familiar with Jerry Sandusky's relationship with Penn State says the former coach accused of child sex abuse maintained an office in Penn State football team's building, and was on campus a week ago working out.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the matter publicly, told the Associated Press that the ex-defensive coordinator worked out at the Lasch Football Building last week.

Sandusky also held summer football camps at a satellite campus for six years after he was banned from taking youths onto the university's main campus by the athletic director and the senior vice president.

Sandusky was prohibited from holding his youth sports camps on campus in 2002, the year a graduate student claimed to see him assault a child in a locker room shower. But Sandusky held the camps through his Sandusky Associates company from 2000 to 2008 at a satellite campus just outside Erie, Penn State Behrend spokesman Bill Gonda said.

"We provided the facilities for it," Gonda said. "There were no allegations, no complaints during his tenure here."

School spokeswoman Lisa Powers said Penn State Erie and Penn State Harrisburg provided facilities for Sandusky to run the camps.

The camp was aimed at students from fourth grade through high school.

Sandusky has been aware of the accusations against him for about three years and has maintained his innocence, his lawyer said.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Jerry Sandusky is put in a police car in Bellefonte, Pa. on Saturday. Credit: Associated Press.