Former Penn State graduate assistant coach Mike McQueary, who has played a central yet controversial role in the Sandusky case so far, testified against the former Penn State football coach this past Tuesday.
Reportedly collected during his testimony, McQueary stated, that one day in 2001, he was at home shortly before heading to the football team building with the intention of “putting away new sneakers” in the support staff locker room.
Once there, McQueary said he heard a “skin-on-skin smacking sound.” Horrified and describing what he witnessed “as something more than my brain could handle”, he “slammed his locker shut loudly” “to break it up.” However, still shocked, he later called his father and subsequently left. McQueary proceeded to say he was certain that he had witnessed Sandusky sexually assaulting a 10-12 year old boy, a victim that has yet to be identified.
Allegedly, the following morning, McQueary, who is currently on administrative leave from his job at Penn State, visited coach Paterno and vaguely relayed to him what he had seen “out of respect for the coach and his own embarrassment.” Later, after meeting with Tim Curley and Gray Schultz, Penn State officials, McQueary was told the matter had been “looked into.”
This comes after Victim No. 4, now a 28-year old male, testified that Sandusky “sent him creepy love letters” in addition to sexually abusing him after trying to win his trust with various gifts. A handwritten letter “on Penn State letterhead signed ‘Jerry’” shown in court, said, “I know that I have made my share of mistakes…However I hope that I will be able to say that I cared. There has been love in my heart.”
Victim No. 4 told the jury he harbored regret that he had “not said something back then.” He further added, “I feel responsible for what happened to the other victims.”
According to CBS and Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola, the defendant is expected to “testify in his own defense” sometime in the following weeks.