Prosecutors: Wrong year cited for incident in Sandusky case
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.