Penn State University says they have no record of assistant football coach Mike McQueary telling campus police after allegedly seeing former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy in a locker room shower in 2002, according to their records.
School spokeswoman Lisa Power responded to an e-mail obtained by the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call in which McQueary allegedly tells a friend that he did actually go to the police with what he witnessed.
“Since hearing of the news reports relating to Mike McQueary, we are looking into the matter,” Powers said in a statement. “Right now, we have no record of any police report filed by Mike McQueary. This is the first we have heard of it.”
In the e-mail, McQueary reportedly describes going to police and with a university official in charge of police. “I had to make tough impacting quick decisions,” he wrote. But State College, Pa., police officials say they never got any report from McQueary and they would not have been the department for him to report the incident to anyway.
“There’d be no reason to come to us,” King said. “Any time we do get a call, we immediately refer it to Penn State police,” State College Police Chief Tom King told the Morning Call.
According to a grand jury report, upon witnessing the abuse, McQueary left the athletic facility immediately and called his father, who told him to come home.
McQueary’s father, John, did not answer queries from the paper because the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office, which is handling the case, instructed him not to speak on it.