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Witness suing Penn St.

Wed., May 9, 2012

McQueary seeks whistleblower suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Penn State football assistant whose report of Jerry Sandusky allegedly attacking a child in the showers led to Joe Paterno’s firing said in a court filing Tuesday that he is suing the school.

The “writ of summons” filed by Mike McQueary’s lawyer described it as a whistleblower case, but the brief document was not accompanied by a full complaint that would lay out the allegations. The filing was first reported by the Centre Daily Times on its website.

McQueary’s attorney, Elliott Strokoff of Harrisburg, did not respond to a phone message at his office late Tuesday. His father, John McQueary, declined to comment on his behalf.

McQueary, then a graduate assistant, has said he complained to Paterno of seeing the boy in a locker room shower naked with Sandusky.

He testified in December that he believed Sandusky was molesting the boy and “having some type of sexual intercourse with him,” but added he was not “100 percent” certain they were having intercourse because of his vantage point.

Penn State spokesman Dave La Torre said school officials were unable to comment because they had not seen the complaint.


 

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