1. Sex Scandal

    Police Chief Blasts Penn State

    In this photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, center, is escorted in handcuffs to a waiting police car in Bellefonte, Pa. to be taken to the office of a Centre County Magisterial District judge on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight young men. Also, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and Penn State vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, 62, are expected to turn themselves in on Monday on charges of perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania’s child protective services law in connection with the investigation into the abuse allegations against Sandusky. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Commonwealth Media Services)

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    Pennsylvania Police Commissioner Frank Noonan spent 30 years with the FBI and the attorney general’s office, but he said Monday he’s never seen anything like the alleged sexual abuse by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Noonan said he “couldn’t think of” any case with “eyewitness identification of sex acts where the police weren’t called.” Sandusky admitted to some inappropriate conduct with a child to campus police in 1998 and was seen again two years later by campus janitors in a sexual act with a minor in the locker-room showers—but neither incident had any consequences. An assistant coach then allegedly caught him again in 2002 and reported the incident to Joe Paterno, who ran it up the flagpole to the school’s athletic director. Penn State canceled Paterno’s weekly press conference on Tuesday amid calls that the embattled coach should resign, and so should the state university president.

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