A new report is coming to light that suggests that Joe Paterno might have known about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children earlier than originally believed.
According to a police report obtained by CNN, by the time whistleblower Mike McQueary told Paterno he’d seen Sandusky performing a lewd act on a child in the locker room, Paterno had already received a similar complaint.
“Paterno, upon hearing the news, sat back in his chair with a dejected look on his face,” the report states.
“Then he made the comment to McQueary this was the second complaint of this nature he had received about Sandusky.”
The report casts new doubt on the denials by Paterno’s family and supporters that the legendary coach new nothing about Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children. Paterno said in front of a Grand Jury that he “had no inkling that Sandusky was a sexual deviant.”
Jerry Sandusky is currently appealing a conviction for molestation charges that would result in him serving a 30-year prison sentence.
Attorney’s for the Paterno family could not be reached for comment by CNN.