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Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky Investigated By Three Other Grand Juries Prior To Indictment, According To Report

The grand jury investigation that led to charges being filed against former Penn St. Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky wasn't the first one, according to the Centre Daily Times. Indeed, three other grand juries investigated Sandusky for child sex crimes, trustee Mark Dambly told the times. He said university counsel Cythia Baldwin informed the trustees of that information "during a quick briefing" in May 2011.

The most recent grant jury investigation led to Sandusky's being indicted on 40 counts of child sex crimes, including some committed on Penn State grounds. The scandal and the alleged cover-up led to the dismissal of president Graham Spanier and legendary football coach Joe Paterno. Though Paterno didn't commit any crimes, the University may have fired him for failing to meet his "moral obligation" to contact the police upon hearing of allegations against Sandusky.

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