Cops: McQueary Didn't Report Anything to Us

Chief casts doubt on Penn State coach's new assertion
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2011 4:20 PM CST
Police Say Penn State Coach Mike McQueary Didn't Report Anything in 2002, Despite Recent Emails
In this photo taken Sept. 24, 2011, then-Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, left, and assistant coach Mike McQueary stand on the sidelines.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Police say they have no record of Penn State coach Mike McQueary reporting an alleged child rape in 2002, despite a recent email released by a friend that claims the contrary. “Absolutely not. We don't have any records of him coming to us,” the police chief in State College, Pa., tells NBC Philadelphia. In the email written by McQueary and later made public by his friend, the assistant coach claims to have had "discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police." Campus police are looking into whether McQueary filed a report, notes AP.

As for the more volatile criticism of him, that he walked away instead of stopping the rape, the email asserts: "I did stop it, not physically ... but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room." It doesn't provide details. In his grand jury testimony, McQueary said he "left immediately, distraught," upon witnessing the scene. (Read more Mike McQueary stories.)

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