Tuesday, November 21

Correcting the Record, Part 2: No Anal Rapes in the Lasch Building

Contrary to the statement by Louis Freeh and the beliefs of the NCAA, the media, and the public, there is no evidence (or victim allegations) to support that Jerry Sandusky anally raped children in the Lasch Building or the football facilities

Ray Blehar

November 21, 2017: 9:36 PM EST

Jerry Sandusky was anally raping children in the Lasch Building.

No known victim --  in civil or criminal proceedings -- has alleged being anally raped by Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch Building.  The only confirmed case of anal rape occurred between 2004 and 2009 in Sandusky's home.


A:  The Sandusky grand jury presentment of November 4. 2011 anchored the public's opinion that Jerry Sandusky anally raped a child in the Lasch Building in 2001.  

"He 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."

B:  At Louis Freeh's press conference on July 12, 2012, the former FBI Director falsely stated:

"The rapes of these boys occurred in the Lasch Building."


1.  Sandusky was acquitted of the Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI) charge for Victim 2. 

2.  No other victim at the Sandusky trial alleged being anally raped in the Lasch Building or in the PSU football facilities

3. No civil claimant alleged that Sandusky anally raped him in the Lasch Building or in the football facilities.


4. While the legal definition of rape can include any type of insertion, the Sandusky scandal became the Penn State scandal because of  the graphic description of a young boy being anally raped in the locker room.  Even though Sandusky was acquitted of the single allegation of a rape on the PSU campus -- and there were no other instances or allegations of anal rapes on the campus, Freeh nevertheless stated that rapes occurred in the Lasch Building.  No one in the media challenged his conclusion.

5. Bob Williams, the Vice President of Communications for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) clearly believed rapes had occurred in the athletic facilities:

6.  Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post also fell for Freeh's false statement about rapes in the Lasch Building -- among some other Freeh fantasies.  Here's what she wrote in a 2012 email exchange.

Re: Freeh report - evidentiary leaps

  • Sally Jenkins <jenkinss@washpost.com>
    To:rayblehar@xxx.com                                                                           Jul 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Hi, thanks for reading the Post, but the emails contained in the report are absolute slam dunks to me and only someone trying very, very hard to find an inch of legal room for Paterno could interpret them any other way than as what they are: proof that Paterno was fully briefed on a police investigation he followed anxiously in 1998. And which he certainly would have remembered. Furthermore Tim Curley was his personal protege and handpicked athletic director and the idea that he kept anything from Paterno strains credulity. What's more, its obvious that all of the PSU officials carefully avoided knowing so much as the name of a child, much less making any inquiries about them. And yet they were concerned about being "humane" towards "Jerry." Your argument gets knocked back on its ass by one solid fact: Jerry Sandusky raped children in the Penn State locker room. I did my best to be fair and open minded to Paterno for many many months, and still intend to be, but those emails are not just smoking guns, there are flames leaping from them. Best, Sally

7.  In 2016, the Huffington Post allowed a contributor to pen this:

"For thirty years, Joe Paterno allowed Penn State to be used as a farm system for Jerry Sandusky’s pedophilic sexual desires. Paterno tolerated the rape, abuse and brutalization of young boys that was happening within walking distance of the university’s football field, and sometimes in the very locker room that Paterno’s players would dress for every Saturday."


The false allegation children were anally raped in the football facilties originated with the Pennsylvania OAG and was exacerbated by Freeh's press conference commentary.  The media failed to fact check the Freeh Report or question any of Freeh's statements.  As a result, the public perception remains that Sandusky used the PSU football facilities to anally rape children.   

Part 3: A Phone Call Wouldn't Have Stopped Sandusky


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  2. notpsu.blogspot.com does not publish the names of the victims. As such, here is the revised comment of Gregory Vernon with the victim's name redacted.

    Gregory VernonNovember 22, 2017 at 8:08 PM
    Whoooa! An anal rape in JS's basement?? Pray tell who..., the guy who went to football games with JS in 2011, said that he had lunch with Paterno at Beaver Stadium, and hired Andrew Shubin to script what his abuse was??

    Either you got hold of some potent weed, are in therapy with Gillum, or had the seed pods planted in your house and made the mistake of going to sleep.

    The OAG strategem of using the fraudulent presentation and janitor hoax to paint a vivid picture of a little boy pinned against a wall worked amazingly well to poison the jury pool, enrage the media, and take down Paterno and Spanier. The only defense against this ploy is to debunk it immediately, but nobody thought to do that. The people involved should have come out with guns blazing, but they went into a shell and paid the price.

    Freeh calling the fictional rape of fabricated victim #8 "the worst crime to have ever happened on the PSU campus" is proof enough that he is a total fraud.

    1. Gregory,
      Whether or not you believe Victim 9's story has no bearing on the fact that there is no evidence of Sandusky anally raping anyone on campus.

      As I demonstrated, the NCAA and the media believed that children were being raped in the PSU locker room and widely reported that fallacy.

      Moreover, that fallacy led to many people calling Joe Paterno and Penn State University in general, child rape enablers. The Lasch locker rooms were referred to as "rape rooms."

      The janitor incident, which I exposed as a hoax, got almost no air time until after Freeh used it to support the notion of a culture issue at PSU from top (Spanier) to the bottom (the janitors).

      In addition, I showed that Freeh's version of the janitor incident in the Freeh Report was completely inconsistent to the version given at the trial.

      It is truly amazing how much the media fell for -- and never bothered to fact check.