Yesterday, Sara Ganim of the Patriot-News, who has been lauded by her stellar coverage of the PSU scandal, wrote an article that in part stated the following:
The Patriot-News viewed the handwritten witness statement that McQueary gave after he was found by agents with the state attorney general’s office in 2010. The Patriot-News verified it through a source close to the investigation.Mike McQueary's 2010 Handwritten Statement Consistent With Grand Jury Indictment
His statement is two pages long, and it makes no mention of McQueary making a statement to police. It says nothing about stopping the assault. It is very similar to the account summarized in the 23-page grand jury presentment.
McQueary wrote that he hastily left the locker room after allegedly seeing a boy about 10 years old being sodomized by Sandusky. Sandusky and the boy saw him, he wrote, but he doesn’t think he would recognize the boy today.
The whole thing lasted about a minute, he wrote.
Neither campus nor borough police received reports from McQueary about an alleged sexual assault in 2002, the departments said Wednesday.
State College Police Chief Tom King said McQueary didn’t make a report to his department. Penn State spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz said campus police also didn’t have any record of a report filed in 2002 by McQueary.
These statements are consistent with the summary of McQueary's testimony before the Grand Jury contained in its Indictment. The Indictment explicitly states that a subpoena issued to the police during the investigation seeking any and all records relating to the 2002 shower episode resulted in the production of no records.
Mike McQueary's 2010 Handwritten Statement Inconsistent With McQueary's Recent E-Mail
|Mike - STOP TALKING AND WRITING|
Why Would Mike McQueary Lie?
|Sandusky: Praying That McQueary Keeps Talking|
|PSU Police: Out To Prove McQueary Lying|
And, so, McQueary - star witness for the prosecution - has now created a prime time battle for credibility between he and the prosecution. This can only help the defense, whether McQueary or the police are lying, but it particularly helps the defense if McQueary is lying - which right now appears to be the case.
McQueary's e-mail is the latest in a series of stupefying gaffes by the characters in this drama. Here are some of the most startling such gaffes:
|Spanier: Long Distance Support...|
|Scott - We're Skeptical|
Click Here to read why McQueary's Risky e-mail gambit may trip him up - big time.