John McQueary, the father of Mike McQueary -- the former assistant coach who testified Tuesday that he saw Sandusky and the person referred to as “Victim 2” doing something sexual in the Lasch Football Building in 2001 -- was the first to testify Wednesday.
He testified that late one Friday night in 2001, his son called him and was distraught, saying he saw Sandusky in the shower with a young boy. John McQueary said after he heard this he told his son to come to his house where he and his wife, Anne, lived.
Around 9 p.m., John McQueary testified, Mike McQueary arrived and told his father what he saw. John McQueary said his son told him he went to put his sneakers in his locker in the coaches’ locker room when he heard noises coming from the showers. Upon entering the shower area, Mike McQueary told his father, he heard “thrusting, slapping” sounds, after which he saw Sandusky naked with his front pressed against the back of a little boy.
After John McQueary testified that he asked his son if he saw penetration, he said he didn't, but added that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on. John McQueary, along with his friend, Dr. Johnathan Dranov, told Mike McQueary he should go the next day to tell Joe Paterno, his supervisor, what he saw.
John McQueary then said he and Dranov had a meeting with former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz on an unrelated matter. At the meeting, John McQueary testified, he brought up what he said his son saw, knowing that Paterno would have reported to Schultz. Schultz told John McQueary he had “heard noise" about incidents involving Sandusky before, according to John McQueary.
During his cross-examination, defense attorney Karl Rominger became angry with John McQueary after he said he did not remember testifying at the Dauphin County Courthouse during the preliminary hearing for Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley. Rominger showed the witness a transcript of the event, which said he testified there, but still John McQueary could not remember the hearing.
Ronald Petrosky -- one of the janitors who was working at the Lasch Football Building the night janitor James Calhoun said he saw Sandusky giving oral sex to the person referred to as “Victim 8" -- also testified Wednesday.
Petrosky said one night in the fall of 2000, he went into the staff locker room of the Lasch Football Building to clean, and when he did, he saw two sets of legs in the shower. He said one was "hairy" and the other was small and boyish. Petrosky said he exited until the two would finish their showers.
Petrosky said after about five minutes he saw Sandusky and a young boy walk out, and when he went to enter the locker room again, Calhoun walked out with a stunned look on his face.
Petrosky said Calhoun was pale and shaking when he came out to tell him what he saw.
“I just witnessed something I won’t forget for the rest of my life,” Petrosky said Calhoun told him. “That man [Sandusky] was licking on that boy’s privates.”
Petrosky said he got Calhoun into a meeting room where he gathered some other janitors that were in the building that night, including supervisor Jay Witherite. Calhoun again told everyone he saw Sandusky pushing the person referred to as “Victim 8” against the shower and was performing oral sex on him.
Petrosky said later when he was taking the trash out, he saw Sandusky drive through the parking lot a couple of times.
Lead prosecutor Joe Amendola pointed out a discrepancy in the account Petrosky gave today and in the grand jury hearing. In his testimony before the grand jury, Petrosky said ten minutes passed between the time he left the locker room and when he tried to go back in, but today he said it was only five minutes.
Petrosky affirmed that only five minutes actually passed.
An argument lead to the testimony of Petrosky, where the defense argued that the testimony of the two janitors, the other being Witherite, who were with James Calhoun on the night of the incident, should not be submitted into evidence because it was based on hearsay.
Senior Judge John Cleland said that they have discussed the issue for months and ruled that the two would be permitted to testify. Calhoun, however, has dementia and was deemed unfit to testify.
Also submitted into evidence was an audio clip of the now-infamous interview Sandusky did with NBC's Bob Costas on “Rock Center with Brian Williams” in November.
In the clip, Sandusky said he did shower and horse around with little boys, but also said he shouldn’t have showered with them when Costas asked him if he conceded to any wrongdoing.
Also played in the clip was when Costas asked Sandusky if he was sexually attracted to little boys, and Sandusky hesitated before initially answering him by repeating Costas’ question. Sandusky did eventually answer that he was not sexually attracted to young boys but did enjoy spending time with children.