STATE COLLEGE (KDKA) – The judge in the Jerry Sandusky case has granted a prosecution motion to change the details of one of the charges against Sandusky.
Originally, based on the testimony of former assistant coach Mike McQueary, the alleged sexual encounter between Sanduksy and a young boy in the showers of the Lasch building on the Penn State campus was in 2002.
But the prosecution now says that happened on or about Feb. 9, 2001 and Judge John Cleland allowed the prosecution to make that change in a ruling handed down Tuesday morning.
However, attorneys for former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz say that change has serious implications for the perjury case against Curley and Schultz.
Those attorneys issued a statement saying:
“As we stated in our filings on Friday, the Commonwealth charged this case before it knew the facts. Now, it is clear that Mike McQueary was wrong in so adamantly insisting that the incident happened the Friday before Spring Break in 2002.
“Whether or not Mr. McQueary’s insistence was the result of faulty memory, or questionable credibility, there is no dispute that the statute of limitations has expired on Count Two, and it will be dismissed.”