Penn St. cops report 2000 pool assault

Updated: November 21, 2011, 4:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State University police say they've referred another previous incident of indecent assault to the Attorney General's Office.

The Centre Daily Times reports Sunday that chief Tyrone Parham says the assault "by a known individual" took place in an outdoor swimming pool building sometime between June 1, 2000 and Aug. 30, 2000.

The report was made to university police on Wednesday by a person who was a visitor to the pool.

The paper reports that Parham couldn't say if the "known individual" is Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator who's been charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse after a two-year investigation by the Attorney General's Office. Sandusky says he's innocent.

In other developments, the Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports that the first alleged abuse victim of Sandusky has withdrawn from his Clinton County, Pa. high school because of bullying.

The victim's psychologist, Mike Gillum, told the paper that Central Mountain High School students were misplacing their anger at Joe Paterno's firing and blaming the 17-year-old, who left the school in the middle of his senior year after experiencing a rash of verbal taunting and name-calling.

Gillum also noted that school officials neglected to offer guidance and counseling for fellow students.

The officials were unavailable for comment Sunday, the paper reported.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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