Internet Post Helped Unravel Penn State Scandal

A breakthrough in the investigation of Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky came from a random posting on the Internet, The New York Times reported. Investigators with the Pennsylvania attorney general's office were already on the coach's trail when they were alerted to an Internet forum posting that mentioned a Penn State football coach had kept silent about abuse he had witnessed years earlier, sources told the newspaper. That led them to Mike McQueary, the assistant coach who later told a grand jury he saw Sandusky attacking a child in the locker room shower and reported it to Head Coach Joe Paterno but apparently not to police. When investigators approached McQueary, he unburdened himself. Sandusky, 67, is accused of abusing eight boys, some on campus, over 15 years.

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