School: Sandusky Failed Background Check Last Year

Meanwhile, another victim comes forward

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 7, 2011 11:22 AM CST

(Newser) – There have been red flags waving around Jerry Sandusky for a while—just ask Juniata College, which today revealed that Sandusky tried to get a volunteer coaching job there in May 2010, but was turned down after flunking a background check, the AP reports. Juniata discovered that a high school Sandusky had previously volunteered for was investigating him, and on the strength of that alone decided he was to have no contact with their program.

Yet another alleged Sandusky victim came to light today, with lawyer Charles Schmidt saying he had a 19-year-old client who said that Sandusky had bought him liquor and then sexually abused him in 2004. "He suffered one incident of abuse, to use the legal term—involuntary deviate sexual intercourse—allegedly at the hands of Mr. Sandusky," Schmidt said. "That occurred on the Penn State campus, we believe near the football facilities."

This Nov. 5, 2011 file photo shows former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, center, wearing handcuffs as he is escorted to see a judge in State College, Pa.
This Nov. 5, 2011 file photo shows former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, center, wearing handcuffs as he is escorted to see a judge in State College, Pa.   (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell, File)
Ex-Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald Jerry Sandusky is seen in this file photo.
Ex-Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky is seen in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, File)
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