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Penn State to renovate showers, locker room where Sandusky abused boys

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State plans to renovate the building where Jerry Sandusky sexually molested boys, a university spokesman said Friday.

David La Torre said that Penn State plans to remodel the football shower and locker room area as a direct result of Sandusky's crimes.


The former defensive coordinator was convicted last month of 45 counts of sexual molestation involving 10 boys. Some of the assaults took place in the football showers.

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La Torre said renovation plans to the Lasch Football Building were drawn up shortly after Sandusky's arrest in November. But he said Penn State can't move forward until all legal proceedings in the case are over.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson said there have been discussions about Lasch building renovations between Athletic Director David Joyner and new Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien.

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The Lasch building was the scene of a 2001 incident in which graduate assistant coach Mike McQueary said he saw Sandusky abuse a boy in the shower.

An internal investigation released on Thursday said that Penn State leaders including late football coach Joe Paterno covered up Sandusky's sexual abuse for years to protect the high-profile football program. 

NBC News station WGAL and Reuters contributed to this report.

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