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#390556 - 03/24/12 08:24 PM Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report
Richard Gartner, PhD Offline
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Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report

Psychologist warned university police, but they weren't able to prove abuse of boy

By Michael Isikoff
NBC News
March 24, 2012

More than a decade before former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with more than 50 counts of child sex abuse, a psychologist warned university police that his actions fit that of a “likely pedophile’s pattern.”

The finding by State College, Pa., psychologist Dr. Alycia A. Chambers, the therapist for one of Sandusky’s alleged victims, was contained in the internal Penn State files of a 1998 police investigation of the former coach for showering and bear hugging her client and another young boy in the school’s athletic locker room.

The Sandusky Files: Read the 1998 police report

NBC News has obtained the complete file on the investigation – the police report and assessments by two psychologists who interviewed the boys -- which provides new details about Sandusky’s behavior. It also could raise fresh questions about how school and local authorities handled his case.

“There was very little doubt in my mind (Sandusky) … was a male predator, someone that was in the process of grooming a young man for abuse ,” said Chambers, speaking publicly for the first time, with the permission of her client’s family, in an interview with NBC News. “I thought…my report was strong enough to suggest that this was somebody who should be watched.”

The Sandusky Files: Child psychologist's report

Chambers’ detailed report is potentially significant because it was the first clear warning about the former Penn State coach’s actions – nearly four years before a then-graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, reported to the late Coach Joe Paterno and other top school officials that he had found Sandusky in the Penn State showers one evening with another young boy, engaged in what he viewed as sexual contact. (Paterno testified last year he was unaware of the 1998 investigation and Gary Schultz, the former Penn State vice president who oversaw the school police, testified that he never reviewed the details of the case. A Penn State spokesman declined comment, citing pending investigations.)
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In her interview with NBC News, Chambers described her anguish when she was contacted by police last year and learned that authorities were again investigating Sandusky for allegedly molesting multiple other boys, 13 years after she first raised her concerns.

“I was horrified to know that there were so many other innocent boys who had their hearts and minds confused, their bodies violated,” said Chambers. “It’s unspeakable.”

Statement from Joe Amendola, Sandusky's lawyer (.PDF)

Joe Amendola, Sandusky’s lawyer, said he hasn’t seen Chambers’ report, but that her conclusions will be disputed by other psychologists who will be called by the defense. “I understand that there are some people who could look at this behavior and say it’s a pedophile problem. But there are others who will say, ‘This is somebody who loves kids and loves to be around them’ … It’s the old story, you get your expert and I’ll get my expert.” Sandusky has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

But one of the investigators on the 1998 case, Jerry Lauro, then with the state Department of Public Welfare and now retired, told NBC News he was never shown a copy of Chambers’ report and was stunned to learn of its conclusions.

“Wow!” he said when he was read Chambers’ conclusions by a NBC News correspondent. “This is the first I’ve heard of this. I had no idea . If I would have seen the report, I would certainly have done some things differently. Boy, this is a shock. “

Story: Lawyer seeks dismissal of charges against Sandusky

Chambers was the psychologist for a then-11- year-old boy, who had met Sandusky through his Second Mile charity for troubled children and was later invited by the defensive coordinator to several Penn State football games. The boy is now known as Victim 6—one of 10 allegedly molested by Sandusky and one of the key figures in the criminal case against him slated to go to trial this spring. Amendola this week asked a judge to drop Victim 6 from the case on the grounds that his anticipated testimony “will not establish that any sexual contact took place.”

The police file provides a fuller picture than has been previously made public about Sandusky’s interactions with the boy as well as the tran>

#390578 - 03/24/12 11:51 PM Re: Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report [Re: Richard Gartner, PhD]
mike13 Offline

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Went are we as a people going to stop worrying about the right's of the perp's and start protecting the kids? What is it going to take? Sandusky should have been hung by his gonads years ago. MIKE

#390589 - 03/25/12 12:21 AM Re: Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report [Re: mike13]
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Im sick. Just sick.

Wife of a survivor

#390626 - 03/25/12 02:52 AM Re: Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report [Re: GoodHope]
mike13 Offline

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Sorry for my rant Goodhope especially after your wonderful pep talk this morning Mike

#390637 - 03/25/12 04:25 AM Re: Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report [Re: Richard Gartner, PhD]
Publius Offline

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Posts: 444
Loc: OH
Sandusky is a classic case of a serial child rapist. He is so far gone that his ability to recognize his actions as wrong or to empathize with his victims is all but lost. This was only reinforced by his ability to get away with it again and again over many years. This guy had red flags coming out of his ears for over a decade and nothing was done by the University. I mean if your university psychologist tells you the guy in charge of the "XYZ organization for vulnerable children" is a likely pedophile and predator how do you just let it slide!? To be honest I have found this whole Sandusky affair to be a disheartening expose on the general attitude and priorities in this country when it comes to the issue of CSA.

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