The Patriot-News : Central PA
Penn State coach Paterno praised for acting appropriately in reporting Jerry Sandusky sex abuse suspicions
Published: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 12:25 PM Updated: Monday, November 07, 2011, 1:22 PM
By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News
Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno did the right thing and reported an eye-witness report of child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in the football locker room in 2002, according to the indictment released this morning by the state Attorney General.
A source close to the investigation tells The Patriot-News that Paterno will not be charged, and will be a prosecution witness who will testify.
Friday, Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex crimes, and this morning athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz were charged with perjury and failure to report a crime.
The sources said the deputy state prosecutor handling the case said that Paterno did the right thing, and handled himself appropriately in 2002 and during the three-year investigation that ended Friday.