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School: Sandusky denied job after background check

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania college says former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was denied a volunteer coaching position last year because a background check revealed a high school was investigating him on sex abuse allegations later detailed by a grand jury.

Juniata (joon-ee-EHT’-ah) College spokesman John Wall says Sandusky applied for the job in May 2010. A subsequent background check revealed the existence of an investigation at Central Mountain High School.

Prosecutors say Sandusky abused a Central Mountain student while working there as a volunteer. That led to a grand jury investigation that ended with child sex abuse charges filed against him last month. Sandusky has maintained his innocence.

Juniata officials say Sandusky did not mention the investigation on application forms.

WHP-TV was first to report Sandusky’s attempt to work at Juniata.

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