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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  1. Philip

    Good morning, Joey. 🙂 You survived! Good to see you again.
    I fail to see the comparison between a man having a thoughts of se x every 17 seconds wether he want to or not and a man formulating se xual thoughts for other males.
    Our se xual impulses have been measured. Men have thoughts of se x every 17 seconds, naturally. But yeah, acting on each thought would get one into trouble for sure.

    June 23, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Obviously, I don't buy-into the theory that bi se xual men like Jerry Sandusky were born that way. Somewhere along the line, Sandusky's natural desires to be with a woman, his wife, for example, were changed.
    ('bi', meaning 'two' rather than the one you were born with)

    June 23, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Gm dazzle. It's true. It's been measured in laboratories, even among other animal species.
    All males are "hardwired" for se x, as all females are, only among females it's every 54 seconds. (though some recent studies suggest this too is changeing to a higher frequency)

    June 23, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. SusanBarwick

    Penn grad, Certainly he did good things with his life. But his criminal and moral actions show something so dark and sinister in how he preyed and setup these boys to become his victims. He used fear, so called love and guilt to control these boys so he could have what he wanted. His letters to the boys reveal his evil heart in using every psychological technique of predators reeling in their victims. He preyed on the very weakest of young boys who were fatherless and had troubles at home. Loyalty can be a great thing, but just be balanced and realistic.

    June 23, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    🙂 Check that [typo], dazzle. It's still Saturday here in Colorado.

    June 23, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ dazzle:
    Good morning. Did you say Sunday?
    @ Philip:
    Good morning. Are you referring to posts of one of my trolls?
    BTW, I think that we are born with our orientation.

    June 23, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    @Susan 8:58. True, that. I believe he also used his trusted position to gain access to our boys. And remember, had each boy Jerry slept with been 18, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
    One single day seperates statutory raype of a minor and consentual se x between adults.
    I feel that penalties for men in trusted positions whom get caught boy stalking should face stiffer penalties...especially those using their trusted position in church to gain access to our children.

    June 23, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      @phillip, i agree that people who use there position of power to get se x should be punished harshly. If happens alot. Not only against minors, though that should be a more serious crime, but powerful men use their part against adult women also. Using power to get laid shows a truly weak man, who cannot get it any way except as a bully

      June 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    dazzle...good luck...bringmieon board afteryah get hired...

    June 23, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. None of those wre dazzle

    None of those posts this morning were dazzle. Sorry, but it's the hijacker who preys on all of the regulars.

    June 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    Not me in any of the above. Thanks to my gal pal at 12:27, you know who you are.

    June 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    Thank you sweet friend, really. My troll has its facts skewed, I am living back East now as you know. Have a wonderful day @banasy© and as you know I will too.

    June 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Not me @ 3:32.

    June 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. :)


    June 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    @little mister and @kenny, I thought we ended up understanding each other and then you do this. You are one and the same person aren't you?

    June 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dazzle ©

    @Kenny, I would hope not. After your list visit to the moon, I know we came to an understanding. I am on the record that I am not a psychoanalyst which somehow seemed to upset you. I really am a decent person, really.. Be good now.

    June 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
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