McQueary Email: I Stopped Sandusky, Went To Police

Mike McQueary told a friend from Penn State that he stopped an alleged assault by Jerry Sandusky on a 10-year-old boy in 2002 and went to the police about it.

In the email dated Nov. 8 from McQueary's Penn State account and made available to The Associated Press by his friend on Tuesday, the assistant coach writes that he stopped the sexual assault and discussed it with police afterward.

"I am getting hammered for handling this the right way ... or what I thought at the time was right," he says. "I had to make tough impacting quick decisions."

An email seeking comment from McQueary was not immediately answered.

Sandusky, a retired Penn State assistant coach, is accused of sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year span.

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  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:47 AM
    People should already know but the lesson here is if you suspect grievious child abuse; protect the child immediately, take the child to a safe location, report the incident to the police and follow up.
  • by porkchop Location: g'ville on Nov 16, 2011 at 02:57 AM
    I think the key here is that he reported it to the UNIVERSITY POLICE, who are controlled by the administration, all working together on the cover-up. I fully agree that everyone, including McQueary, should've screamed bloody murder to the Heavens until the calvary came and hung all the participants.
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      by REM on Nov 16, 2011 at 03:58 AM in reply to porkchop
      I'm not sure about PSU, but most university campus police are actually under state jurisdiction, and are fully provisioned law enforcement. It's sorta sounds like you are making them out to be mall cops. But yeah, I agree that everyone should have been tearing down the house until justice was found.
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        by porkchop on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:40 AM in reply to REM
        I'm making them out to be yes men. I believe when McQueary reported it to whichever PSU officer he encountered, it went to administration, thus cover-up, regardless of their jurisdiction and/or sworn status as police officers. Otherwise, why didn't the police go full tilt? I like the mall cops moniker, though.
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          by REM on Nov 16, 2011 at 06:03 AM in reply to porkchop
          I'm not too sure we can make such accusations yet.
  • by Excuse me, excuuuuuuu­uuuuse me! on Nov 16, 2011 at 01:22 AM
    Why are all these witnesses coming out now, what is their motive? Who's paying them to come forward? Why NOW? All these claims are baseless!!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:53 AM in reply to Excuse me, excuuuuuuu­uuuuse me!
      Give it a rest, Dave!
  • by Shocked Location: Greenville on Nov 15, 2011 at 05:21 PM
    McQueary should have taken that child with him the night he found Sandusky with him. He thinks because he confronted Sandusky and then left the scene and reported it to authorities the next day that he is blameless. Give me a break. He knew that there was a cover up and he was part of it, by not following up with authorities after Sandusky continued to walk a free man. McQueary wanted to keep his job more than protecting innocent children. I hope he never coaches again!
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      by What do you want? on Nov 15, 2011 at 08:34 PM in reply to Shocked
      IF IF IF he stopped an attack and reported it to police, what else do you want from him? Reporting a crime to the police is not the smartest plan in a cover up.

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