Penn State Coach Testifies In Court
1 year ago
Mike McQueary: "I Saw Sandusky's Hands Around The Boy's Waist"
Speaking publicly for the first time, Mike McQueary gave a detailed description of what he saw take place between Penn Sate former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and a young boy in the university's locker room in 2002.
McQueary testified Friday saying he had no doubt he saw Sandusky in a sexual act with a boy.
According to reports, McQueary told the court, he walked into the locker room and saw Sandusky with his hands around the boy’s waist.
But McQueary also said: "I did not see insertion nor was there any protest, screaming or yelling."
"I believe he was sexually molesting the boy," Mike McQueary, a graduate assistant in the university's football program in 2002, said at a court hearing. "I heard rhythmic slapping sounds, two or three slaps that sounded like skin on skin."
He said he looked into the shower several times and that the last time he looked in, Sandusky and the boy had separated. He said he didn't say anything, but "I know they saw me. They looked directly in my eye, both of them," he testified.
Shocked, horrified and not thinking straight, McQueary said he did not contact the police, but fully conveyed what he had seen to two Penn State administrators—Tim Curley and Gary Schultz—about what he told them. He testified that he also reported the incident to longtime head coach Joe Paterno.
McQueary took the stand Friday morning in a Pennsylvania courtroom during a preliminary hearing for university officials Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, who are accused of lying to a grand jury about what McQueary told them.
At the conclusion of the hearing, District Judge William C. Wenner ruled that prosecutors have enough evidence to send their cases to trial. Their lawyers say the men are innocent and contest McQueary's statements.