June 22nd, 2012
02:47 PM ET

Timeline of allegations in Sandusky case

Jerry Sandusky, 68, a former coach with the Penn State football program, was convicted June 22 on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual abuse of boys. One of his attorneys has announced plans to appeal. The timeline below is taken from a grand jury report (PDF).

1994-1997 - Sandusky allegedly engages in inappropriate conduct with three boys he met separately through the Second Mile program, a charity for at-risk kids that he founded. One boy was 7 or 8, another was 10, and the third was 12 or 13 at the time.

1998 - Penn State police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare investigate an incident in which the mother of an 11-year-old boy reports Sandusky had showered with her son.

June 1, 1998 - Sandusky is interviewed and admits showering naked with the boy, saying it was wrong and promising not to do it again. The district attorney advises investigators that no charges will be filed, and the university police chief instructs that the case be closed.

June 1999 - Sandusky retires from Penn State after coaching there for 32 years. He receives emeritus status, with full access to the campus and football facilities.

2000 - Sandusky allegedly showers with a young boy and tries to touch his genitals during overnight stays at the coach's home, according to the now 24-year-old man's testimony.

2000 - James Calhoun, a janitor at Penn State, tells his supervisor and another janitor that he saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the Lasch Building showers. No one reports the incident to university officials or law enforcement.

March 2, 2002 - Graduate assistant Mike McQueary tells Coach Joe Paterno that on March 1, 2002, he witnessed the apparent rape of a 10-year-old boy by Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch Building showers at Penn State. On May 7, 2012, prosecutors file court documents to change the date of the alleged assault to on or around February 9, 2001.

March 3, 2002 - Paterno reports the incident to Athletic Director Tim Curley. Later, McQueary meets with Curley and Gary Schultz, senior vice president for finance and business. McQueary testifies that he told Curley and Schultz that he saw Sandusky and the boy engaged in anal sex. Curley and Schultz testify they were not told of such an allegation. Instead, Curley said he had the impression the conduct amounted to "horsing around." Schultz said he couldn't remember details. Sandusky's locker room keys are confiscated, and the incident is reported to the Second Mile, but no law enforcement investigation is launched.

2005 or 2006 - Sandusky allegedly befriends another Second Mile participant whose allegations form the foundation of the multiyear grand jury investigation.

2006 or 2007 - Sandusky allegedly begins to spend more time with the boy, taking him to sporting events and giving him gifts. During this period, Sandusky allegedly performs oral sex on the boy more than 20 times, and the boy performs oral sex on him once.

2008 - The boy breaks off contact with Sandusky. Later, his mother calls her son's high school to report her son had been sexually assaulted and the principal bars Sandusky from campus and reports the incident to police. The ensuing investigation reveals 118 calls from Sandusky's home and cell phone numbers to the boy's home.

November 2008 - Sandusky informs the Second Mile that he is under investigation, and he is removed from all program activities involving children, according to the group.

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soundoff (77 Responses)
  1. Hope

    Careful... here it comes!

    June 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bam

      God will save all!!

      June 23, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Bam

      He was born and october 31st!

      June 23, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hope



    June 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    On second thought, I'll wait until 5:30 AM to post my thoughts.
    It's a statistic. Dummies stay up late, smarties don't.
    I'll bb here manyana with the solution for statutory raype, other than those involving young girls before they begin menstruating. Boys? The Supreme Court and Justice Department are still at odds over boys with men. (i will explain, if asked, but in the morning over coffee. ty)

    June 22, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    preview/teaser. "How it used to be"
    Since most believe humans have existed for more than 10,000 years, how we humans used to deal with raypists, and particularly men whom "sleep" with 14 yr. old girls, was the way we humans did things just a *blink* ago.
    Families used to appoint a "Familt Avenger", usually a strong and fairly smart man...a man in the extended family circle known for being a "bad assed dude".
    THIS is the man who tracked you down and killed you for raypeing his second cousin's nephew, for example.
    (to be continued) gn all. 🙂

    June 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scheherazade

    Yeah, well, I've seen posts at 3am from the "dummy" that posted that.... 🙂

    June 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    I hope Jerry Sandusky uses his time in prison paying for his crimes to repent and have his sins paid for by none other than Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
    A'course, I'm not Jewish. 🙂 gn

    June 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • madmaninthemiddle

      He'll be calling for Jesus alright. And getting a taste of his own medicine at the same time.

      June 23, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scheherazade

    I'm off to tell a story.

    June 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff

    How is it that this freak made it so long without being prosecuted? It's another blow to our judicial system that turns a blind eye to anyone who is entertainment or sports (celebrity). If I was caught taking a shower with a young boy in 1998 a simple apology and admitting it was wrong would not have spared me. But it won't end here, he will end up in a protected part of the prison and receive special treatment, something none of us would ever get. You just have to love those warped scales of justice. Someday, someone will get to this creep and he'll get what he deserves,

    June 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scheherazade

      Looks like somebody's telling stories for me! This smarty is going to bed.

      June 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • chaz8181

      What about others involved ?? willl they be tried ..??
      Are they exempt from prosecution> ??
      Seems there are many at Penn State involved. legally..

      June 23, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ron cambridge

      How can you tell us honestly that showering with young boys is somehow wrong or perverted?
      People like yourself are disgusting for asserting that those who wish to build better relationships and enjoy their time together by initiating alternative ways of expression might be doing something wrong. I think you are the one that needs to be put on trial.

      June 23, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Hey, ron

      Read Jeff's post again. What you're thinking is not what he said.

      June 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dusk

    3am is 12am left coast time,that means it's 9 pm Hawaii time..BTW Hawaii is part of the U.S.A.

    June 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bam

    God? lets get real

    June 23, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Caroline

    I live just an hour away from happy valley, and i thank god every day that my sons decided to go to university out of state, but then afain,thinking about it,they may have been to old for this sicko to want them

    June 23, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. chaz8181

    How does this affect Penn State>??

    June 23, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. chaz8181

    will others face trial??

    June 23, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • madmaninthemiddle

      No doubt the victims will bring civil actions against Penn State and anyone who failed to act to stop him.

      June 23, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. penn state grad 1970

    truly sad, Jerry is a great man and mentor of his players. alumni must unite and rally around our fallen hero. we can't put away a good man from misinterpretations. this man gave his life to help youth and the second mile was an organization that did just that. What about the children he helped? What about the championships? All were ready to take this man out to the firing line without looking at his contributions. As a Lion alum, I and many of my friends will continue to support Jerry Sandusky.

    June 23, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • LR

      Thankfully, a jury of his, (AND YOURS), feel differently. Bye bye, Sandusky. Just heard he's been put on suicide watch.

      June 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    NOT JIF AT 8:20!

    June 23, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
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