People who read the transcript of the cross examination of Mike McQueary by Karl Rominger during the Jerry Sandusky trial in June will find substantial evidence to suggest that McQueary materially altered his sworn testimony to make it appear that he took action to stop Sandusky from molesting a 10-year-old boy
During sworn testimony given in December 2011 and June 2012, McQueary asserted that he took three glances into the shower. Horrified, McQueary slammed the locker door after the second glance. When he glanced a third time, Sandusky and the boy were standing a few feet apart. By implication, McQueary had stopped the molestation.
However, Rominger contradicted McQuearys testimony with McQuearys own sworn testimony from 2010. Three times in 2010, McQueary swore he took only two glances into the shower. Significantly, theres not a word about a third glance or about slamming a locker door in McQuearys grand jury testimony.
"I walked out, directly out, as fast as I could, to be honest with you, when they were still in that position and he was turned. Thats what McQueary told the grand jury he did after the second glance.
Most devastating to McQueary, however, was his sworn testimony that followed: I was nervous and flustered, so I just didnt do anything to stop it.
That piece of sworn testimony proves cowardice, suggests perjury and substantially damages his credibility as a witness.
Walter C. Uhler