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Prosecutors: Wrong year cited for incident in Sandusky case

| Monday, May 7, 2012, 4:40 p.m.

Prosecutors from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office conceded in court papers filed this afternoon that they cited the wrong year when they charged Jerry Sandusky with sexually abusing a boy in a Penn State locker room shower that was allegedly witnessed by then-football graduate assistant Mike McQueary. In a petition filed in Centre County Court, seeking to alter the original charges, Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said today it was February 2001 -- not March 2002 -- when McQueary saw Sandusky sexually abusing a naked boy in a deserted locker room shower. McQueary testified it was March 2002 at Sandusky's preliminary hearing. Victim 2 has been identified as approximately 10-year-old boy at that time, but has never been identified to date. "As a result of specific and authenticated findings as part of the Commonwealth's ongoing investigation, it has been determined that the offense date committed against Victim 2 was on or about Feb. 9, 2001, in the evening at the Lasch Football Building on the University Park campus of the Penn State University," prosecutors said in the petition.

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