Coach Paterno had prior knowledge Sandusky was child sex abuser: police report

Joe Paterno knew of Jerry Sandusky accusations before 2001 assistant told police

Joe Paterno said he knew about abuse claims against convicted child abuser Jerry Sandusky prior to former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary's 2001 claim that he witnessed Sandusky assault a boy on campus, according to a CNN report.

A new report is coming to light that suggests that Joe Paterno might have known about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children earlier than originally believed.

"Then he made the comment to McQueary this was the second complaint of this nature he had received about Sandusky", the report obtained by CNN states.

The legendary coach JoePa, as his fans knew him, died in January 2012 at the age of 85, shortly after he was sacked in November 2011 amid revelations that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused close to a dozen boys on the Penn State campus.

Paterno himself, shortly before his death, said of his involvement in the Sandusky scandal: "In hindsight, I wish I had done more". McQueary allegedly told Paterno about what he'd seen the day after it occurred.

Paterno's family sued the NCAA in 2013 over its investigation into how Paterno and other administrators handled abuse allegations. After witnessing Sandusky abusing a boy, McQueary went to Paterno to report what he saw.

Last year, meanwhile, a court battle over insurance coverage owed Penn State for civil claims against Sandusky revealed - including the 1998 and 2001 cases - six different points at which there were claims dating back to the 1970s, in which people claimed university personnel either witnessed or were told about suspicious behaviors by Sandusky.

It regards a legal battle between Penn State and insurance companies over who's ultimately responsible for $60 million in settlements to Sandusky's victims.

It contradicts the head coach's testimony before a grand jury and his published statement a week before he passed in 2012 that he "had "no inkling" that Sandusky might be a sexual deviant", until he heard the shocking news from McQueary in 2001. You can definitely say with Paterno and argue with McQueary that despite them legally doing the right thing, they could have done more to make sure authorities got to Jerry Sandusky before he could harm any more kids.

Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of the serial sexual abuse of 10 different boys between the time period of 1994 through 2008. "I wish I had done more", was his response when he was sacked from his job after 46 years at the helm.

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