On 12 June 2012, defense attorney Karl Rominger conducted a devastating cross examination of Mike McQueary in the course of attempting to defend the indefensible Jerry Sandusky. The actual transcript of that cross examination was not released until 21 September 2012, which explains why virtually nobody, except Barry Bozeman on The Second Mile Sandusky Scandal website, has written about the deliberate deception Rominger exposed.
Mr. McQueary was the graduate assistant at Penn State who, according to the 4 November 2011 grand jury presentment, “saw a naked boy, Victim 2, whose age he estimated to be ten years old, with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky” on 9 February 2001.
But, in fact, McQueary “saw” no such thing. How do we know? First, because McQueary’s actual testimony to the grand jury reads: “I’m pretty sure he was sodomizing him, I’m relatively sure,” Second, because McQueary later testified under oath that he never saw insertion, never saw an erection, never heard any protest, screams, shouts or cries by the boy and never witnessed any agitation or distress on the part of the victim.
McQueary envisioned sodomy and testified to being “relatively sure” of sodomy, because: (1) he heard three “skin-on-skin smacking sounds” upon entering the hallway leading to the locker room and (2) he subsequently saw Sandusky positioned behind the boy, with his arms wrapped around the boy.