A day after e-mails from Mike McQueary were leaked to the public, stating that he did in fact have “discussions with police” about allegedly witnessing Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky raping a boy in the football showers, State College Police Chief Tom King told NBC that McQueary never talked to police.
“Absolutely not. We don't have any records of him coming to us,” King said when asked by NBC’s Alison Kartevold if McQueary ever reported the child-sex allegation.
King says police received no reports of child sexual assault by Sandusky, aside from the investigation in 1998 that went nowhere. The alleged assault that McQueary testified about to a grand jury happened in 2002.
It is unknown if McQueary spoke to Penn State campus police, though in his testimony to a grand jury McQueary said that he only told his dad and head coach Joe Paterno.
McQueary has been publicly criticized for what the grand jury reports: The then-27-year-old coaching assistant allegedly walked in on Sandusky anally raping a 10-year-old boy in a Penn State locker room and then “left immediately, distraught.”
The report then states that McQueary called his dad to ask what to do and then reported the alleged incident to Paterno the next day.
In an assumed effort to change the public opinion of McQueary, friends released e-mails from him Tuesday.
"I did stop it, not physically . . . but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room," McQueary said in an email dated Nov. 8.
He then wrote that he had “discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police."
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Police Chief King tells NBC that the only time police were notified of additional allegations against Sandusky after the 1998 incident was when the recent grand jury investigation began.
Pennsylvania State Police press officer Maria Finn told NBC that they will not comment on an ongoing investigation, therefore they will not say whether McQueary spoke to them.
Finn did say that the number of new alleged Sandusky victims coming forward has been incorrectly reported by the New York Times and other media.
“Those numbers are wrong,” Finn said, though she would not give information on the actual number of alleged victims.
Only after all tips and claims are processed will the state police release any additional numbers of possible victims, Finn said.