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Police agencies have no report about Jerry Sandusky from Penn State grad assistant

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Neither campus nor city police received reports from a Penn State graduate assistant who testified to a grand jury that he saw a former defensive coordinator raping a boy in the team showers in 2002, the departments said Wednesday. State College police Chief Tom King said Mike McQueary didn't make a report to his department about Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football assistant coach who is charged with abusing eight boys over 15 years. Penn State spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz said campus police also didn't have any record of a report filed in 2002 by McQueary. McQueary wrote in a Nov. 8 email to a friend that he had talked to police about that allegation, but he didn't specify which police department. The email was made available Tuesday to the Associated Press.

Also Wednesday:

• A new judge was assigned to handle the child sex abuse charges against Sandusky.

Authorities replaced Centre County District Judge Leslie Dutchcot, who has donated money to a charity founded by Sandusky for at-risk children, the Second Mile. Robert E. Scott, a senior district judge from Westmoreland County, will preside over Sandusky's preliminary hearing Dec. 7.

• Sandusky's televised defense this week on NBC's Rock Center drew a rebuke from a lawyer for one of his accusers. Sandusky said by phone he had showered with boys but never molested them.

"I am appalled by the fact that Mr. Sandusky has elected to revictimize these young men at a time when they should be healing," Harrisburg attorney Ben Andreozzi said in a statement. He said his client "fully intends to testify that he was severely sexually assaulted by Mr. Sandusky."

• A $3 million state grant earmarked for the Second Mile has been put on hold.

Police agencies have no report about Jerry Sandusky from Penn State grad assistant 11/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:34pm]
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