University of Pittsburgh

David Harris on the Statute of Limitations in the Case Against Former Penn State Officials

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May 13, 2012

Professor David Harris told the Associated Press that the prosecution's revision of the date of a crucial incident in the failure-to-report-abuse case against two former Penn State officials will doom that charge.  Prosecutors now say they were incorrect about the date of an incident in which former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was seen raping a young boy in a Penn State locker room shower.  The incident actually happened a year earlier than previously thought.  According to Professor Harris, this will put the failure-to-report charge against the Penn State officials beyond the statute of limitations.  It will not change the case against Sandusky.  The story was reported in media outlets across the country.

 

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