State College Police Chief Tom King says that Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary's "discussions with police" about witnessing and stopping Jerry Sandusky's locker room child rape never happened. "Absolutely not. We don't have any records of him coming to us," King told NBC Philadelphia. King's denials come after the leak of emails McQueary personal sent to friends claiming he stopped the rape and went to police. He wrote in one of them:
I did stop it, not physically ... but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room ... I did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police.... no one can imagine my thoughts or wants to be in my shoes for those 30-45 seconds ... trust me.
And those emails contradict the reports of grand jury testimony in which McQueary said he witnessed the rape and "left immediately and distraught." And here's McQueary's lose-lose situation. If King is right, then McQueary didn't perjure himself but may face even more hits to his reputation, essentially becoming the liar who didn't stop the child rape. If McQueary's emails prove true, then he's a liar who stopped the child rape, but possibly faces perjury charges.
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