Jerry Sandusky Trial: Prosecutors Change Date Of Shower Incident

Pennsylvania prosecutors in the Jerry Sandusky trial say that a key piece of their case happened a year earlier than initially claimed. According to the Associated Press, attorneys believe that an alleged attack on a young in the showers of the Penn State locker room happened around Feb. 9, 2001. The incident was first reported to have happened on March 1, 2002, according to the grand jury report that led to Sandusky's arrest.

The shower incident played a major role in head coach Joe Paterno's dismissal. A graduate assistant reported seeing Sandusky in the shower with the victim to Paterno. The coach's failure to notify authorities was cited in the decision to fire him.

Sandusky still denies the charges against him. The identity of the alleged victim in the shower is unknown.

The trial is set to begin on June 5, 2012.

For more on the Nittany Lions, please visit Black Shoe Diaries, SB Nation's Penn State blog.

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