Records could reveal more of claim boy told Paterno of abuse
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Barring a last-minute appeal, a Philadelphia judge is poised to unseal documents from an insurance lawsuit that could shed new light on allegations a boy told Penn State coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him.
Judge Gary Glazer is expected to release records Tuesday that also may contain details about claims Penn State assistant coaches saw “inappropriate contact” and “sexual contact” between Sandusky and a child in 1987 and 1988.
Sandusky’s lawyer has denied the allegations. Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years on a 45-count child molestation conviction.
Before Paterno died in 2011, he told a newspaper the first inkling he had that Sandusky was abusing children came in 2001, when assistant coach Mike McQueary complained about Sandusky in a team shower with a boy.