Paterno admitted to hearing earlier complaint about Sandusky sexual abuse

"Paterno allegedly told McQueary in 2001 that the claim against Sandusky 'was the second complaint of this nature he had received, ' according to the police report, which was written after Sandusky's arrest 10 years later".

According to CNN, the one-page police report details McQueary's conversation with Paterno, who allegedly told then-graduate assistant McQueary that it was the second time he heard a complaint against Sandusky, though he did not elaborate.

"You know, [McQueary] didn't want to get specific", Paterno said during the interview.

Attorneys for the Paterno family did not respond to CNN's requests for comment.

While McQueary had testified in court many times about Paterno's response to his report, he never mentioned from the witness stand - nor was he directly asked - about whether Paterno told him about other Sandusky incidents.

Last year, meanwhile, a court battle over insurance coverage owed Penn State for civil claims against Sandusky revealed - including the 1998 and 2001 cases - six different points at which there were claims dating back to the 1970s, in which people claimed university personnel either witnessed or were told about suspicious behaviors by Sandusky.

Paterno said on multiple occasions that he had no idea of Sandusky's actions or any indications that he might be sexually abusing boys before 2001, and his family has argued that claim after his death, as noted in the CNN report.

Paterno coached Penn State for 45 years before his contract was terminated in November 2011.

In a new report, Joe Paterno admitted that there had been a previous complaint against Jerry Sandusky (l.). He was convicted of 45 chargers of sexual abuse in June 2012 and is now serving a minimum of 30 years in prison.

Former Penn State assistant football coach Michael Jacob McQueary (L) and head coach Joseph Vincent Paterno, sometimes referred to as JoePa. He died in January 2012.

Paterno told a grand jury in 2011 that he first learned in 2001 of inappropriate sexual contact by Sandusky involving young boys. "With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more".


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