The Patriot-News of Harrisburg (PennLive.com) has done yeoman's work covering the Penn State scandal. Sara Ganim, a reporter for the paper, has been the most dogged in ferreting out details, and her story today managed to get comments from the mothers of two of Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual assault victims. Both women are understandably outraged at Penn State officials.
The first is the one whose son, identified in the summary of the grand jury indictment as Victim 1, came forward two years ago with the allegations that triggered the grand jury's investigation. The second is the mother of Victim 6, whose complaint led to an investigation by university and municipal police in 1998—an inquiry that resulted in no criminal charges against Sandusky. According to the grand jury summary, Victim 6's mother even spoke to Sandusky on two occasions while a pair of detectives eavesdropped. And it was during one of those conversations that Sandusky answered, "I don't think so ... maybe," when the mother asked him point-blank if he had touched her son's "private parts" in a shower.