HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case say they now believe the alleged assault that ultimately led to football coach Joe Paterno’s firing took place a year earlier than they first claimed.
The attorney general’s office said in a Monday filing that investigators concluded the alleged attack in the football team showers on a young boy took place around Feb. 9, 2001.
A grand jury report issued before the former Penn State assistant coach’s arrest in November dated it March 1, 2002.
A graduate assistant complained to Paterno of seeing the boy in the shower naked with Sandusky. Trustees fired Paterno partly because he didn’t notify police after hearing about the encounter.
Prosecutors have said they don’t know who the boy was. Sandusky has denied the charges.