The Second Mile fell under the direct supervision and authority of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare and was a contractor of the local county office of Children and Youth Services.
The Penn State child sex abuse scandal started with Jerry Sandusky, an assistant American football coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions, engaging in sexual abuse of children over a period of at least 15 years.
Sandusky had located and groomed victims through his charity organization, The Second Mile.
Spanier told them to meet with the graduate assistant.
He was not told the identity of this person to be Mc Queary.
As part of the settlement, the NCAA reversed its decision on January 16, 2015, and restored the 111 wins to Paterno's record., two other investigations were ongoing: a federal criminal probe by the local United States Attorney launched shortly after the discovery of Sandusky's crimes, and a separate probe from the Department of Education into whether Penn State responded to the incident properly and reported it in accordance with federal law.
On January 22, 2016, some of the charges against Curley, Schultz, and Spanier were dropped due to the violation of their rights to legal representation.
He again testified on December 16, 2011 at the trial of Curley and Schultz that he was in the Lasch Football Building on the University Park campus on a Friday night in March 2002.
In this testimony, Mc Queary got the month and year wrong.
Curley denied that Mc Queary reported anything of a sexual nature whatsoever and described the conduct as merely "horsing around".
Graham Spanier likewise testified that he was only apprised of an incident involving Jerry Sandusky and a younger child "horsing around in the shower".
Freeh found a "total and consistent disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn State for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims", which "empowered" Sandusky to continue his abuse.