( 4UMF NEWS ) Penn State To Remodel Shower Room:
It was the site of one of the most graphic instances of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky, according to the testimony of former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary. And a university spokesman told The Associated Press Friday that renovation plans are in place for the Lasch Football Building, including remodeling the shower and locker room area.
It was in the Lasch Building shower where McQueary said he witnessed Sandusky sodomizing a young boy in 2001 when McQueary came to the locker room late one February evening. McQueary testified against Sandusky during the former Penn State defensive coordinator’s criminal trial, which resulted in Sandusky being convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse. The ’01 incident also featured prominently in the report on the university and the Sandusky case that was released by former FBI director Louis Freeh Thursday.
David La Torre, the university spokesman, told The AP that the renovation plans were conceived shortly after Sandusky’s arrest in November, but that the project cannot begin until all legal proceedings in the case are complete. Numerous civil suits are expected to be filed against the university and Sandusky, and there is the possibility of additional criminal charges, which suggests that the renovations might be on hold for a while.