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article imagePenn State warned about Jerry Sandusky in 1998

By Arthur Weinreb     Mar 25, 2012 in Crime
State College - A psychologist's report from 1998, after Jerry Sandusky allegedly showered with an 11-year-old boy, indicates the former assistant Penn State football coach is a "possible pedophile."
Two reports were obtained by NBC News and made public yesterday. Both documents, a police report and a psychologist's report, concern an incident that allegedly occurred between Sandusky and the 11-year-old, almost 14 years ago.
According to a police report [PDF] made by the Penn State Police, an officer received a telephone call from the 11-year-old's mother during the morning of May 4, 1998. The woman related what her son told her had taken place the day before.
Sandusky had met her son about a month previous through the Second Mile Program. On May 3, he went to the boy's home to take him to the gym at the school. He brought the 11-year-old home about two hours later. When her son came home his hair appeared to be wet and she asked him about it.
The 11-year-old said he and Jerry and gone to the gym and when they finished they took a shower together. After further questioning, the boy said that while they were both naked in the shower, Sandusky came up behind him and gave him a bear hug.
The boy was later interviewed by police and recounted the same events. When officers asked him about a friend he knew from Second Mile, he stated that the 10-year-old had also gone into the locker room with the coach.
The 11-year-old described the act in the shower as being "uncomfortable."
Investigators later heard a message that Sandusky left for the boy's mother three days later. He asked if her son was doing anything the next afternoon because he wanted to take him to work out again.
On May 7, 1998, Dr. Alycia A. Chambers, a psychologist, wrote [PDF] to the Criminal Investigative Unit at the university. She included her notes made after interviews with the boy and his mother.
The 11-year-old appeared anxious because he did not want to get Sandusky into trouble. He thought he was "the luckiest kid in the world" because he got to sit on the sidelines of Penn State football games. The boy thought the incident in the shower was "weird" but not really wrong.
In her report, Chambers wrote, My consultants agree that the incidents meet all of our definitions, based on experience and education, of a likely pedophile's pattern of building trust and gradual introduction of physical touch, within the context of a "loving", "special relationship."
But Chambers was not the only psychologist involved in the investigation. John Seasock also interviewed the 11-year-old for an hour but did not read any of the previous reports. Seasock concluded although there were some "gray" areas, there was no evidence of sexual assault or sexual abuse.
Seasock also concluded he had never heard of a 52-year-old man becoming a pedophile.
No charges were laid against Sandusky at the time and he was still free to take young boys into the gym at the school.
The former assistant football coach currently faces 50 sexual abuse charges after arrests in November and December of last year.
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