No, I'm not talking about the current Penn State scandal in which Jerry Sandusky's shower room conduct has brought down Ol' Joe Paterno and the football program. I'm talking about a 1998 investigation into Sandusky by the local police in which he admitted to "hugging" naked little boys in the shower.
In 1998, the Penn State campus police and local law enforcement authorities investigated an allegation that Jerry Sandusky, then a prominent coach with the university’s football team, had engaged in inappropriate and perhaps sexual conduct with a boy in the football facility’s showers.
“Sandusky admitted showering naked with Victim 6, admitted to hugging Victim 6 while in the shower and admitted that it was wrong,” said the report issued last weekend by the Pennsylvania attorney general. “Detective Schreffler advised Sandusky not to shower with any child again and Sandusky said that he would not.”
In the end, no prosecution was undertaken. The child welfare agency did not take action. And, according to prosecutors, the commander of the university’s campus police force told his detective, Ronald Schreffler, to close the case.
Who's the Sherlock Holmes who ordered this case closed? Talk about dropping the soap ball.