She claimed it "bolsters evidence" that Paterno "knew years before Jerry Sandusky's arrest that his longtime assistant might be abusing children." You had to dig deep into Ganim's intellectually dishonest story to discover what her main new allegation was -- that Paterno supposedly knew about a 1998 incident where Sandusky was accused of hugging a naked 10-year-old boy in the shower.
An incident investigated by the Centre County District Attorney's Office at the time and determined to be unfounded.
A one-page police report about a 16-year-old incident from a tainted source in an investigation marred by blatant police and prosecutorial misconduct.
for Big On Saturday, when the Nittany Lions were defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers 33-14 to go 2-0 on a promising young football season, Sara Ganim of CNN posted a blast from Penn State's nightmarish past -- a big scoop that supposedly further tarred and feathered the ghost of the late Joe Paterno.
What startling new evidence did Ganim have to attack what was left of Paterno's credibility?
Ganim's ethical conflict was laid out in a legal brief filed by Sandusky's lawyers in their arguments for a new trial.
In the brief, Sandusky's lawyers wrote that Ganim "approached the mother of accuser 6," Deb Mc Cord, according to the testimony of State Police Corporal Joseph Leiter, and gave the mother the name and phone number for an investigator assigned to the attorney general's office.
As a special agent for the Federal Investigative Service, Snedden investigated former Penn State President Graham Spanier in 2012, to determine whether his top secret security clearance should be renewed by the federal government.
Snedden wrote a recently declassified 110-page report that concluded there was no sex crime at Penn State and no coverup.
"Paterno allegedly told Mc Queary in 2001 that the claim against Sandusky 'was the second complaint of this nature he had received," according to the police report, which was written after Sandusky's arrest 10 years later," Ganim wrote.
"Paterno, upon hearing the news, sat back in his chair with a dejected look on his face," the report states, adding that Mc Queary "said Paterno's eyes appeared to well up with tears." Nice dramatic touches for a police report.
”I cannot say 1,000 percent sure that it was sodomy,” Mc Queary wrote.
“I did not see insertion.”stone-cold proof of police misconduct on tape.
An incident that happened three years before the infamous 2001 Mike Mc Queary shower incident, where Mc Queary, according to the state attorney general's indictment, supposedly saw Sandusky anally raping another 10-year-old boy in the showers.