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July 30, 2013

Witness: Paterno said PSU erred on Sandusky

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“Joe Paterno believed the issue would be and should be handled properly,” McGinn said. “That’s been true since the beginning here.”

The judge must determine whether there’s enough evidence against the ex-officials to send the case to trial. They face charges including perjury, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children.

The core of McQueary’s testimony is that he saw Sandusky and a boy engaged in a sex act in the locker room shower in 2001 and within days reported it to Paterno, Curley and Schultz.

Curley and Schultz “definitely knew it was a sexual act, a molestation act between Jerry Sandusky and a boy in the showers,” McQueary testified.

Curley and Schultz have said McQueary never reported that the encounter was sexual in nature, while Spanier has said Curley and Schultz never told him about any sort of sex abuse. They said they believed that Sandusky and the boy were engaged in nothing more than horseplay.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted last year of sexually abusing 10 boys. He maintains his innocence.

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