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The Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal involves allegations made in 2011 against former Pennsylvania State University football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and an alleged cover-up of those incidents by the university.

Sandusky, a longtime defensive coordinator under head coach Joe Paterno, retired in 1999 but retained access to Penn State's athletic facilities. A 2011 grand jury investigation reported that in 2000, a Penn State janitor named James Calhoun witnessed Sandusky in Penn State football's shower facilities performing oral sex on a boy between the ages of 11 and 13. He reported the incident to his immediate supervisor, Jay Witherite, but passed it along to neither school nor police officials. The grand jury further reported that in 2002, Mike McQueary, then a graduate assistant, told Paterno that he had seen Sandusky sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy in Penn State football's shower facilities. Paterno then reported the allegations to Penn State athletic director Tim Curley.

In November 2011, Sandusky was arrested on 40 counts of molesting eight young boys over a 15-year period. In addition, Curley and university Senior Vice President Gary Schultz resigned after being charged with failing to report the incident to police and lying to a grand jury regarding what they knew about the incident. Paterno and University President Graham Spanier were not charged, but both received criticism for their handling of the allegations. On November 9, Paterno announced he would retire at the end of the season. Hours later, the Penn State Board of Trustees forced Spanier to resign and fired Paterno. The incident also led the United States Department of Education to announce an investigation into possible violations of federal disclosure requirements on Penn State's part.
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Quick Tip by . November 15, 2011
The stupidest protest EVER, the students at Penn State didn't do the school any favors when they rioted over a firing instead of the cover-up of child sexual abuse. In fact, it cemented the fact that I'll never have any child under my watch apply there for any kind of program or education.      So, the students are mad because the head coach is fired for his involvement in the Sandusky scandal? They're not protesting the sex abuse, child abuse or the cover up done …
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