Mike McQueary did not report incident to us, police chief says
Mike McQueary did not report his allegations of child sexual abuse against Jerry Sandusky to the State College police department, Chief Tom King said Wednesday.
McQueary has stated in a grand jury report that he saw a boy, whose age he estimated at 10 years old, "being subjected to anal intercourse" by a naked Sandusky, then the Nittany Lions defensive coordinator, in a shower at the Penn State football building in March 2002.
Facing public criticism for a perceived lack of action during the incident, McQueary said in an email obtained by the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call that he "did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police."
McQueary, who was a graduate assistant at the time of the alleged incident, did not specify which police department he spoke to. Penn State has its own police force, and administrators are looking into whether McQueary made contact with that department.
According to the grand jury report, McQueary left "immediately," was "distraught" and called his father. His father told him to leave the building and come to his home. McQueary did report the incident to his then-coach Joe Paterno the next day and later met with athletic director Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business.
Curley and Schultz have been chargedwith perjury and failure to report. Curley was placed on administrative leave, and Schultz, who oversaw university police, returned to retirement. Paterno was fired last week by the university's Board of Trustees. McQueary, now a wide receivers coach for the Nittany Lions, has been placed on administrative leave.
Sandusky is charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of children and is free on $100,000 bail.
-- Chuck Schilken
Photo: Mike McQueary. Credit: Tim Shaffer/ Reuters