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Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary, a key witness, has apparently changed his story, indicating in an email that he stopped Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual assault on a young boy and went to the police about it.
McQueary's new stories run counter to the common public perception that he did not stop the said assault at the time he witnessed it.
McQueary, who was placed on administrative leave last week, said in an email to a former classmate that he stopped the assault in an athletic facility shower he allegedly witnessed nine years ago and discussed it with police.
McQueary said in the e-mail obtained by The Morning Call, dated Nov. 8, "I did stop it, not physically, but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room."
He also indicated in the e-mail he "did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police."
McQueary's recent revelation changes what is contained in the grand jury report.
McQueary, under the said report, indicated that he allegedly made eye contact with Sandusky and the young boy he was molesting, but then left immediately. It does not mention any action by McQueary to stop the incident.
According to the grand jury testimony McQueary reported the incident to head football coach Joe Paterno, who informed Tim Curley but apparently took no further steps.
It may appear to vindicate McQueary for his inaction, but it also opened new angles to the sordid scandal that has rocked the formidable walls of one the storied football programs.
Meanwhile, Penn State and the State College police disputes McQueary's contentions that he brought the alleged rape in 2002 to the attention of the police.
They both have no records supporting McQueary's claims.
On Wednesday, State College police chief Tom King said McQueary did not make a report to his department.
"He didn't come to State College police. The crime happened on campus and we don't have jurisdiction on campus," King said via ESPN.com. "We've had no reports (of Sandusky sexually abusing someone) from anybody."
The university has its own police force, and they reportedly indicated that they have no record of any police report filed by McQueary.
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