Report: Another boy assaulted at PSU?
In yet another drama to hit Penn State, a man has been charged with indecently assaulting a young boy at the university during the Special Olympics Pennsylvania in June.
According to a police affidavit, William Blade, 21, of Berwick, Pa., was being investigated for possessing child pornography -- and when police confiscated his computer they found a video of the man having sexual relations with an eight-year-old boy, The Daily Collegian reported Wednesday.
The boy later identified Blade as his roommate during the Special Olympics, which took place from June 9-11 at Penn State. Blade is autistic and was participating in the event, the affidavit said.
"We are deeply troubled by this situation, have been in contact with and offered assistance to the victim's family and have cooperated fully with the State Police's investigation of the matter," the Special Olympics said in a statement.
Pennsylvania State Police said there was no connection between the incident and the child sex abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Sandusky, 67, has been charged with 21 felony counts for allegedly abusing eight male minors over a period of 15 years.