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Officer: Jerry Sandusky Should Have Been Charged In 1998

10:40 PM, Jun 14, 2012   |    comments
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Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky Dec. 7, 2011 booking photo(AP Photo/Centre County Correctional Facility)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A police detective who investigated Jerry Sandusky in 1998 says he still believes charges should have been filed then, but the district attorney didn't do so.

Ronald Schreffler testified Thursday he interviewed Sandusky in 1998 after a woman complained about her 11-year-old son and the former Penn State assistant football coach showering together.

Schreffler says he felt charges were warranted, but Ray Gricar, the DA at the time, didn't agree.

Gricar disappeared in 2005 and has been declared legally dead.

Earlier Thursday, the alleged victim in that 1998 encounter described Sandusky lathering him up and lifting him under a showerhead to rinse his hair.

Under cross-examination, the man acknowledged staying in contact with Sandusky for years.

GENARO C. ARMAS
Associated Press

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