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Jerry Sandusky Requested Opportunity To Work With 'Middle School Youth'

Among the findings in the Freeh report released on Thursday morning are a list of requests made by Jerry Sandusky upon his retirement in 1999. The majority of these requests were centered around Sandusky having the opportunity to continue to have access to "middle school youth" and "young people" through Penn State.

Sandusky explored taking an early retirement and requested several benefits from Penn State (i.e., a $20,000 yearly annuity in addition to his pension; to run a middle school youth football camp; "active involvement in developing an outreach program featuring Penn State athletics;" and finding "ways for [Sandusky] to continue to work with young people through Penn State."

It's important to note that these requests were granted to the coach and he was never denied access to youth in the community despite a 1998 investigation by police into allegations of Sandusky showering with kids in May 1998.

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