The butler did it.
On November 4, 2011, the Sandusky court docket somehow found its way onto the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System website. It was apparently removed - at least temporarily - while the AG hustled to put Sandusky in shackles and get him away from children.....after a three year long investigation.
Here's Nils Frederickson:
And while the cops went to round up Sandusky, Nils hovered over his computer, banging out the press release that would establish the narrative for the Sandusky scandal. The presentment was linked in the press release.
While Frederiksen never answered how or why the docket was posted early, by Friday night the presentment was available on the AG's web-site.
Even if they hadn't linked the presentment (or if it was kept under seal) Frederickson's false account was being run across the newswires. Some of the more fictional parts follow.
Central Mountain High SchoolFrederickson wrote all about how the folks at Central Mountain High School immediately jumped to action upon the second, third, or whatever number report it was of Sandusky's bizarre behavior with students at the school.
"The quick action by high school staff members in Clinton County in response to reports of a possible sexual assault by Sandusky is in marked contrast to the reaction of top officials at Penn State University, who had actually received a first-hand report of a sexual attack by Sandusky seven years earlier."
Incident in wrestling room - no report. Taking kids out of classes - no report. Shouting matches with students - no report. But when a mother visited the school after her son's breakdown, the officials were Johnny on the spot. No, not really.
We now know that the Principal, Karen Probst, and Vice-Principal, Steven Turchetta were anything but quick to react and had to be told to ban Sandusky from the school by Mike Gillum. Gillum was the psychologist who worked for Clinton County CYS who got Aaron Fisher to admit the details of Sandusky's crimes against him.
We also know that Probst called Clinton County CYS after Dawn Daniels, the mother of the victim, told her that she was going directly to CYS -- and wasn't going home to think it over (as Probst urged her to do). Gillum called Probst's phone call a CYA move.
And when ABC's Chris Cuomo showed up at CMHS with a camera and microphone in hand, we saw just how much Probst and Turchetta wanted to talk about their heroic acts.
McQueary's ReportAccording to Frederickson's press release, Linda Kelly stated,
"Despite a powerful eyewitness statement about the sexual assault of a child, this incident was not reported to any law enforcement or child protective agency, as required by Pennsylvania law," Kelly said. "Additionally, there is no indication that anyone from the university ever attempted to learn the identity of the child who was sexually assaulted on their campus or made any follow-up effort to obtain more information from the person who witnessed the attack first-hand."
Powerful alright. So powerful that McQueary could barely get the words out to Paterno and similarly provided few details to Gary Schultz and Tim Curley. None of the men recalled McQueary describing the event as a sexual assault, let alone an act of anal intercourse (as written in the presentment).
So powerful that McQueary was unable to tell his father or Dr. Dranov what he had seen.
So powerful that McQueary changed his story about what he saw inside of two weeks of the presentment being published.