Jerry Sandusky spent 32 years on the sidelines at Penn State, and was once considered to be Joe Paterno's eventual successor at the school before he retired in 1999 as the team's defensive coordinator. Now, over eleven years removed from the game, Sandusky is the subject of a grand jury investigation. According to The Patriot-News, Sandusky has been the subject of the investigation for 18 months, as he's been accused of indecently assaulting a teenage boy.
According to five people with knowledge of the case, a grand jury meeting in Harrisburg has been hearing testimony for at least 18 months about the allegation, which was made in 2009 by a 15-year-old from Clinton County.
The teen told authorities that Sandusky had inappropriate contact with him over a four-year period, starting when he was 10.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno, athletic director Tim Curley and retired university Vice President and Treasurer Gary Schultz were among those who appeared before the grand jury in January at the attorney general’s Strawberry Square office complex, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. Attempts to reach the three for comment were unsuccessful.
It is not clear whether university President Graham Spanier has testified and he declined comment on the matter when questioned earlier this week.After leaving Penn State, Sandusky spent the next 11 years running The Second Mile, a non-profit organization that deals with 10,000 Pennsylvania youths by offering summer and year-round camps. Sandusky stepped down from the charity last fall to spend more time with his family and handle personal matters.
The allegations from the 15-year old boy surfaced in 2009, when Sandusky was an assistant football coach at Central Mountain High School. It was there that the boy alleged Sandusky touched him inappropriately while they were alone in the gym.