More than just a wrong date in the janitor incident.
The defenders of the current narrative, who don't know much about the Sandusky case, try to dismiss the new evidence as Petrosky getting the date wrong. He got a lot more wrong than that.
By Ray Blehar
Recent evidence uncovered in my investigation reveals that janitor James Calhoun may not have been employed at PSU at the time of the incident. While defenders of the current narrative try to excuse this evidence as simply confusion by the other janitors about the date of the incident, there were many inconsistencies with Ronald Petrosky's testimony.
The Commonwealth stated the incident happened between Nov 20-27, 2000, on a weekend of an away football game.
1) The season ended on Nov 18, 2000.
2) The last away game was Nov 11, 2000.
3) The witness Petrosky testified the team was playing Ohio State (September 23, 2000).
4) The crime scene changed between the grand jury report and the trial.
5) Petrosky said he called the police in March 2011, after reading an article in the CDT about the "grad assistant" witnessing a shower incident. That information wasn't published until November 2011.
6) At the grand jury, Petrosky said he was INSIDE the locker room cleaning when he was approached by the eyewitness, Calhoun.
7) At the trial, Petrosky said he was OUTSIDE the locker room and entered to find Calhoun trembling and shaking
8) At the grand jury, Petrosky said the upper bodies of Sandusky and the child were blocked (not visible).
9) At the trial, Petrosky said he didn't see the upper bodies because he was looking down. Prosecutors stated there were no obstructions in the locker room.
10) Petrosky claimed the Calhoun witnessed the crime after both he and Calhoun had been in the shower room not less than 10 feet away from Sandusky. This does not fit with Sandusky's pattern of disengaging with victims when others were present. Both Victim 4 and Victim 1 confirmed that was Sandusky's pattern.
11) The second hearsay witness, Jay Witherite, who testified at the grand jury, did not testify at the trial. No explanation was provided for his absence, which was required to allow the hearsay testimony of Petrosky (see Commonwealth v. Barnes).
Conclusion: The janitor incident doesn't hold water, yet Louis Freeh said this:
“The janitors, that’s the tone on the bottom. Ok. These are the employees of Penn State who clean the locker rooms in the Lasch building where young boys are being raped. They witness, what is probably, in the report, the most horrific rape, that’s described.”
It's time to slam the door on this incident and Louis Freeh.