December 16th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

Star witness describes Penn State shower scene

Former Penn State star quarterback turned star witness Mike McQueary testified Friday that he believes he saw Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy in a locker-room shower in 2002.

McQueary said he walked into a locker room and felt "embarrassed" as he heard someone in the shower.

"I looked in the mirror and shockingly and surprisingly saw Jerry with a boy in the shower," McQueary told the court.

McQueary said he heard rhythmic, slapping sounds, like that of skin on skin.

He said Sandusky was behind the boy and that the boy was up against a wall. He said he believes Sandusky was sexually molesting the boy but he did not see insertion and did not hear protests. He said he believes the two were engaged in intercourse but he cannot be sure.

McQueary was the first witness in a key hearing Friday for two university officials charged with lying after McQueary had described an alleged sexual assault he witnessed in a locker room.

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  1. BOMBO

    If he saw and heard this, how did Sandusky make it out of there alive?

    December 16, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |

      he was realaxed and went outside to smoke a cig..

      December 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Holly

      I would have killed him. People who stood by are just as guilty.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Clapping thier hands to a boy scout song...right?

    December 16, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Didn't Sandusky used to work at a candy factory as a "fudge packer".

    December 16, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat ( in a hat )

    If McQueary witnessed this, why the hell didn't he intervene ? That is unforgivable. This situation could have been eradicated long ago. All it would have taken, is for one, just one person to step up and do the right thing.

    December 16, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Oh, now the story is changing, subtly, but it is changing.
    Now, it was a reflection in the mirror?
    Now, he didn't actually *see*, but assumed they were engaged in the act?

    He didn't stop it.
    Fooking coward.

    December 16, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |

    "Former Penn State star quarterback turned star witness Mike McQueary testified Friday that he believes he saw Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy in a locker-room shower in 2002."
    he would have reported it but he found it arousing and started to stroke his dick..

    December 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • jenni

      got proof? or r u jus trying 2 ruin a guys carear?

      December 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • forrest gump

      you are funny jenni

      December 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |

    he was like.... darn it, that could have been me that lucky jerk...

    December 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy© can be a little over-the-top sometimes...


    December 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Portland tony

    Something is missing from this story. Like Facts. The reporter attributes about 20 words to this ex star quarterback during this hearing. Come on CNN, America wants to know?

    December 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greyghost61

      Par for the course with CNN. Mis-leading headlines, half truths or no truths, a fantasy publication for the blind masses.

      December 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO

    Okay, maybe "not getting out alive" is too strong. You shouldn't actually kill someone for this, but you sure need to stop it and get medical and law enforcement there on scene. This guy not only had a weak immediate response to the incident, but he stayed with the program for years, working with the same people. I just do not understand this. It takes "ignore the problem, it'll go away' to a whole new level.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bugs Ears

    children should never be allowed to be alone with one adult. My thoughts are safety in numbers for both sides... the kids and the teachers.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jenni

    where is pennstate anyway?does anyone even know or care what/who penstate is?why is the news paying so much attention to pedrophiles anyway?dont u think dats kinda gross cnn???

    December 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Iamrightyouarewrong

    Please the little boy obviously dropped the soap in the shower. Jerry was mearly showering at same time went to help him pick it up because we all know how slippery wet soap is. Mike walked in saw the situation at hand went to get a bar of his personal soap on a rope from prior experience in those same showers but when he returned Jerry had already demonstrated to the young boy the importance of buying the soap on a rope at Penn States gift shops.

    December 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    -This Just In-
    Yet another UFO spotted over Sandusky.

    December 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Penn State becomes State Pen.

    December 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
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