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Former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary told jurors in Jerry Sandusky's sex-abuse trial Tuesday that he saw his ex-colleague with a prepubescent boy in an on-campus shower and that he heard a "skin-on-skin smacking sound."
Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary told jurors in Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse trial Tuesday that he saw his ex-colleague with a prepubescent boy in an on-campus shower and that he heard "skin-on-skin smacking sound."
A jury was selected Wednesday in the child molestation scandal that brought down Joe Paterno, and the makeup of the panel left no doubt that this is Penn State country.
Picking 12 people to decide Jerry Sandusky's fate in the child-molestation case that brought down legendary coach Joe Paterno and scandalized Penn State could prove a monumental task in a county where practically everyone went to the university, or works there, or knows someone there or is a fan of the football team.
Pretrial publicity and Penn State's prominent role in its local community mean Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial should be heard by jurors brought in from another Pennsylvania county, prosecutors argued in a motion filed Tuesday. Sandusky's lawyer said he would fight the proposal.
During a midday break, lead prosecutor Joseph McGettigan, a senior deputy attorney general, said, "So far, so good," on the way to smoking a cigarette at a picnic table outside the courthouse.
"The life of the university and Centre County are inextricably intertwined, both philosophically and economically," prosecutor Joseph McGettigan wrote. "To ask members of that community to ... insulate themselves from the institution which informs so many aspects of their lives is asking too much."