School: Sandusky Failed Background Check Last Year
Meanwhile, another victim comes forward
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 7, 2011 11:22 AM CST
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)

(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."

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Dec 7, 2011 2:14 PM CST
Juniata is in Huntingdon,PA. It was a relatively small town where everybody knows your business.(sometimes that can be a good thing) I am amazed about this case and the lack of conscience on the part of those involved at Penn State.People like Sandusky DO NOT change.Locking him up is a major waste of taxpayer dollars.Give him to his victims and their families and let them do whatever to him,like he did to his victims.Everybody that knew about this asshole,including his family,friends,colleagues should be deeply ashamed or worse(but then I would get flagged here).What the hell is our society coming to when this kind of stuff gets repeatedly swept under the carpet by colleges and people in general all for the sake of "appearance"!!!
Dec 7, 2011 11:38 AM CST
Juniata discovered that a high school Sandusky had previously volunteered for was investigating him And what ever happened to THAT investigation? I bet those 'investigators' somehow received tickets on the 50-yard line.