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Penn State Warned In 1998 That Jerry Sandusky Fit 'Likely Pedophile' Pattern

The ongoing saga of former Penn St. Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is just that -- ongoing. While he's been charged with more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse, it's looking as though the whole situation is still capable of looking worse and worse for him, Joe Paterno and Penn State.

What makes it look worse is the fact that NBC News obtained the complete file on the 1998 police investigation of Sandusky, when he allegedly was showering and bear hugging a young boy in the locker room. That investigation has some troubling conclusions, mostly from psychologist Dr. Alycia A. Chambers, a therapist for one of Sandusky's alleged victims.

The file includes a report from Chambers that states Sandusky's actions fit the pattern of a "likely pedophile." A piece from MSNBC has some recent quotes from Chambers that shed further light on the situation:

"There was very little doubt in my mind (Sandusky) ... was a male predator, someone that was in the process of grooming a young man for abuse ," said Chambers, speaking publicly for the first time, with the permission of her client's family, in an interview with NBC News. "I report was strong enough to suggest that this was somebody who should be watched."

This is significant to everything related to this situation because it's 1998 -- a full four years before Mike McQueary reported to Paterno regarding catching Sandusky in the shower with a young boy. It's troubling to know that such solid and professional ties to Sandusky and this kind of behavior dates back that far. The piece also has some quotes from one of the investigators in the 1998 case, who claims he never saw the report from Chambers.

Even if something like this was never introduced as evidence in an official police investigation, the report suggests that the proper people at the school were made aware of Chambers' conclusion.

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