Penn State Abuse Scandal: A Guide And Timeline

Penn State Abuse Scandal: A Guide And
by Bill Chappell November 8, 2011

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky has
been charged with sexually abusing eight boys following a grand jury
investigation that also led to charges against two university
officials. Athletic director Tim Curley and a vice president, Gary
Schultz, are accused of perjury and failing to report suspected child
abuse. Both have stepped down from their posts....

Jerry Sandusky
The former Penn State defensive coordinator was charged with sexually
abusing eight boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky, 67, maintains he
is innocent....

Tim Curley
The Penn State athletic director, 57, denies being told of sexual
misconduct by Sandusky in 2002 but is accused of covering up
allegations tied to the scandal....

Gary Schultz
As Penn State's senior vice president for finance and business — which
gives him oversight of university police — Schultz, 62, has been
charged with covering up abuse allegations....

Mike McQueary
In 2002, the then-graduate assistant told Paterno that he had
witnessed Sandusky abusing a boy in a Penn State locker room shower.
Paterno informed Curley, who later met with the graduate assistant and
Schultz. McQueary, who is now an assistant coach at Penn State,
reiterated his statement to the grand jury.

Jim Calhoun
A temporary worker whose job as a janitor at Penn State lasted only
eight months, Calhoun told co-workers and a supervisor in 2000 that he
witnessed Sandusky engaging in sexual activity with a boy in a campus
locker-room shower. Several staff members later said that Calhoun, a
veteran of the Korean War, was visibly shaken by what he reported