Report: McQueary told different story

A key witness in the case against Jerry Sandusky told a family

friend a different version of events surrounding the former Penn

State assistant coach’s alleged shower rape of a 10-year-old boy

than the one he later delivered to a grand jury, The Harrisburg

Patriot-News reported.

Mike McQueary apparently told his friend Dr. Jonathan Dranov at

the time that he did not actually see the alleged 2002 assault.

The newspaper said McQueary, then graduate assistant at Penn

State, told Dranov that he heard “sex sounds” and a running shower

before a young boy peered around the corner of the shower’s

stall.

McQueary said he then saw an adult arm reach around the boy’s

waist and pull him out of view, before Sandusky emerged from the

stall in a towel seconds later.

But McQueary, who has gone on to become an assistant coach with

the program, later went on record as saying that he witnessed what

he believed to be a rape.

Dranov apparently contradicted that claim in his testimony to

the grand jury, The Patriot-Times claims, citing an unnamed

source.

Dranov reportedly confirmed that McQueary denied three times

seeing anything sexual in the shower. Dranov said he therefore

advised McQueary to pass on his account to then-head football coach

Joe Paterno, but not to contact police.

Dranov’s testimony will be weighed by a judge at a preliminary

hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., on Tuesday as he decides if the

52-count case against Sandusky involving 10 alleged victims should

proceed to trial.

Sandusky has maintained his innocence in the case.