MOTHER OF “VICTIM 1” SPEAKS OUT!
‘They All Need to be Gone’
The boy’s mother says that she does believe that Penn State head coach Joe Paterno had a moral responsibility to take action once he heard of Sandusky’s alleged assault, and agrees that he should have been fired for his silence.
“I think if he had any inclination of this, he may have done what he legally needed to do, but there’s got to be some moral bearing, in my opinion. Yes, they all needed to be gone,” she said. “The people that hid this need to pay for their actions. They allowed this to happen to a lot of kids.”
Though court records indicate that the boy’s mother placed one call to Sandusky’s cell phone between January 2008 and July 2009 — after she learned of his alleged abuse — she told ABC News that she never confronted him.
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TIMELINE: KEY DATES OF SANDUSKY’S SADISTIC SEXUAL SCANDAL
1969 – Jerry Sandusky starts his coaching career at Penn State University as a defensive line coach.
1977 – Jerry Sandusky founds The Second Mile. It begins as a group foster home dedicated to helping troubled boys and grows into a charity dedicated to helping children with absent or dysfunctional families.
January 1983 – Associated Press voters select Penn State as college football’s national champion for the 1982 season.
January 1987 – Associated Press voters select Penn State as college football’s national champion for the 1986 season.
1994 – Boy known as Victim 7 in the report meets Sandusky through The Second Mile program at about the age of 10.
1994-95 – Boy known as Victim 6 meets Sandusky at a Second Mile picnic at Spring Creek Park when he is 7 or 8 years old.
1995-96 – Boy known as Victim 5, meets Sandusky through The Second Mile when he is 7 or 8, in second or third grade.
1996-97 – Boy known as Victim 4, at the age of 12 or 13, meets Sandusky while he is in his second year participating in The Second Mile program.
1996-98 – Victim 5 is taken to the locker rooms and showers at Penn State by Sandusky when he is 8 to 10 years old.
Jan. 1, 1998 – Victim 4 is listed, along with Sandusky’s wife, as a member of Sandusky’s family party for the 1998 Outback Bowl.
1998 – Victim 6 is taken into the locker rooms and showers when he is 11 years old. When Victim 6 is dropped off at home, his hair is wet from showering with Sandusky. His mother reports the incident to the university police, who investigate.
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