Penn State's most powerful leaders showed "total and consistent disregard" for victims of child sex abuse and failed to protect children, according to the findings of a long-awaited internal review over how the university handled a scandal involving its former defensive coordinator. In fact, the report says several former officials "empowered" Jerry Sandusky to continue his abuse, and investigators say legendary head football coach Joe Paterno could have stopped the attacks had he done more. Go To Site

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (CBS/AP) —Jerry Sandusky showed little emotion as the jury in child sex abuse trial read the verdict finding him “guilty” on 45 counts and “not guilty” on three. The judge immediately revoked his bail and he was handcuffed and sent to the Center County Correctional Facility. Go To Site

He said under cross-examination by Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola that the attacks sometimes left him bleeding but that he never sought medical attention. "I just dealt with it," he said. Another accuser told jurors Sandusky called himself the "tickle monster" before embracing him in a shower. Go To Site

Crime, Sex, Degeneracy, Financial, Academia, Waste, Assault

Nearly 40 years before his arrest, Jerry Sandusky was accused of abuse, Penn State legal settlements confirm. School spokesman Lawrence Lokman told the Associated Press the earliest year of alleged abuse covered in Penn State’s more than 30 settlements is 1971... The university has to-date paid out $90 million to settle the claims against Sandusky.

Crime, Sex, Degeneracy, Financial, Academia, Waste, Assault

Penn State said Monday it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky... Penn State has spent more than $50 million on other costs related to the Sandusky scandal, including lawyers' fees, public relations expenses, and adoption of new policies and procedures related to children and sexual abuse complaints.

Degeneracy, Oops, Academia

Penn State University appeared to make private a photo on their Flickr feed Tuesday of Elmo receiving a Penn State T-shirt during a visit to the university in March. The rest of the photos of the event remain online.

Crime, Character, Degeneracy, Academia, Corruption

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier was charged Thursday with hushing up child sex abuse complaints against Jerry Sandusky, making him the third school official to be accused of crimes in the alleged cover-up. Prosecutors also added counts against two of his former underlings, Timothy M. Curley and Gary C. Schultz, who were already charged with lying to the grand jury that investigated the former Penn State assistant football coach. Spanier was charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy. Curley and Schultz face new charges of endangering the welfare of children, obstruction and conspiracy. “This was not a mistake by these men. This was not an oversight. It was not misjudgment on their part,” said state Attorney General Linda Kelly. “This was a conspiracy of silence by top officials to actively conceal the truth.”

Oops, Academia

When Penn State football fans hear the lyrics to the Neil Diamond song "Sweet Caroline" - "touching you, touching me" - they immediately think of Jerry Sandusky. Right? Well, they won't this season, because the song, which has a long history of being played at sporting events, including at Penn State football games, has been stricken from the repertoire.

Crime, Degeneracy, Academia

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Two more men testified in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial about being molested by the former Penn State assistant football coach, and a university campus detective on Thursday recalled Sandusky saying "I wish I were dead" after being confronted by an alleged victim's mother about showering with her son.

Crime, Degeneracy, Academia

Sandusky displayed no visible emotion as one alleged victim - known as "Victim 1" by the grand jury - fought back tears describing how Sandusky, who entered his life as a mentor and father figure, turned into a demanding pedophile who stalked him at home and school.

Violence, Character, Protest, Academia, Vandalism

Demonstrators overturned a TV news van, toppled street lights, shook stop signs and threw toilet paper. From rooftops and in the streets, they yelled "F--- Sandusky!" and "We Want JoePa!"

Crime, Sex, Degeneracy, Academia

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.

Crime, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Academia

"This is a case about a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys," state Attorney General Linda Kelly said Saturday in a statement.

Crime, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Academia

McQueary went to Paterno and reported seeing Sandusky assaulting a young boy in the Penn State showers. Paterno notified the athletic director, Tim Curley, and a vice president, Gary Schultz, who in turn notified Spanier. Curley and Schultz have been charged with failing to report the incident to authorities. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly has not ruled out charges against Spanier.

Scandal, Academia

The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library.

Crime, Character, Degeneracy, Academia

The NCAA has hit Penn State with a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and a vacation of all wins dating to 1998, the organization said Monday morning. The career record of Joe Paterno will reflect these vacated records, the NCAA said. Penn State must also reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period.

Crime, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Academia

Jerry Sandusky, the ex-Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing children, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, concluding a prosecution that tarnished the school’s image and led to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno.

Oops, Academia

Touched is the story of Jerry Sandusky’s life in his own words. From his childhood to his professional career, this book goes behind the scenes to explore the successes and challenges that Jerry Sandusky has faced in life, both on and off the football field.