How Did Penn State Scandal Come to Light?
New details unfolding in child sex abuse case
- Duration 4:26
- Date Nov 18, 2011
New details unfolding in child sex abuse case
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Fox News alert on new developments in the Penn State sex abuse scandal we are starting to get new details.
On coach Jerry sandusky is likely defense he is of course facing for criminal charges for allegedly raking in the lasting at least eight Boyce.
The -- -- witness in the case thus far is a guy named Mike with queries it was a grad assistant at the time.
Who told the grand jury he witnessed one of the rapes.
And now this week that guy -- Mike mccreery.
Has changed his story a little bit at least with respect to.
His own behavior trying to say contrary to earlier reports he did call police and he did stop the rape.
Here's send us -- attorney just hours ago.
-- a serious credibility issue here and quite frankly what I'm hoping.
Is that after is that the folks -- Penn State who have been totally totally destroyed by this mass.
Will be vindicated at an early stage rather than at a later stage of this process.
Tell -- -- is the publisher of Pittsburgh sports report a former trial attorney Alice.
It appears that they will be he will be teeing up this guy -- McCrary who sent this email out trying to rehabilitate himself this week.
And may have really harmed the case in doing so tell us.
Well he does not open himself up -- credibility questions Megan and that's something he's going to have to deal with that.
We have to go back to the very beginning of course his criminality.
-- her determination that really turned on whether or not he reported or provided notice and obviously the grand jury felt that he satisfy.
That's a -- we're talking about send us he's defense in an and we hear from the lawyer today.
There they're gonna go after his -- -- -- McCrery you're that's outlook I'll absolutely -- again he sucks he's such a pivotal figure to all this and I know there's some moral outrage associated.
With what he did or didn't do but it all has to be place into the context.
Of recognizing he is an absolutely.
Critical witness for the prosecution.
So he was not charged by the grand jury or by the attorney general conveniently or otherwise he is critical as a witness going forward in the case against him -- certainly.
You can understand why any defense.
Will focus on him at least preliminarily.
You know -- -- favor standby just for a minute because I wanna bringing Gregg Jarrett Gregg -- he's covering the legal issue in this case for a Fox News Channel special set to air this weekend.
And -- go to Greg -- gonna come back to you -- Greg.
Yeah I I would say that -- is very very important witness but remember you're gonna have at least half a dozen.
Alleged victims who are going to be telling very similar stories of molestation.
And sexual abuse and rape.
And those are the principal witnesses in this case so can prosecutors do without -- query.
And remember this just because you've got -- -- lawyer throwing cold water on the query that does it mean in the end he's not a credible witness.
LS what what good thing about mccreery is it you know that they'll do -- of these alleged victims.
You know that the old and you want to -- Penn State which is a deep pocket you -- you only came forward now that this is what they don't.
I like it you know these others what reason does he have.
He was a grad assistant at the time -- think what you will about him -- and whether he failed you know stop this or not.
He was a grad assistant at the time these coaches were like gods why would he make something up like this about a coach who -- the time we presume he respected.
Well obviously that's -- with the prosecution's going to say is they build up his credibility.
And that credibility is been extended for a number of years with him on the sidelines representing the university and one.
Capacity or the other so absolutely I mean this is sort of -- the last couple times you and I've talked I've tried to place him.
Into the context of -- the cauldron that time and recognizing his significance in the case going forward.
He is going to be -- -- a piece of the puzzle.
And really I don't think it really helps the prosecution the case to re litigate the morality of what he did or didn't do ten years ago I'm sure it doesn't but obviously in the news we talk about all aspects of the case and we're -- here to help or hurt the prosecution Greg.
Your thoughts on.
Yet -- remember this grand jury report the only thing we've seen or read it's 23 pages long it's only an outline a sketch of what McCrary -- When we actually see the transcript of what he told the grand jury it could be.
Consistent with his emails he may be a very credible important witness we'll find out guys thank you both so much -- Greg thank you.