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Texas Police Inquiring About Former Penn State Coach

By ANNA-MEGAN RALEY, CBS Houston
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Penn State students gather at Old Main, at the center of Penn State University's campus, to express solidarity with the alleged rape victims. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Penn State students gather at Old Main, at the center of Penn State University’s campus, to express solidarity with the alleged rape victims. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – The child sex abuse scandal coming out of Penn State University involves alleged child sex crimes, one of which may have occurred in Texas when the school’s football team was in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl in 1999.

San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides told the Associated Press Thursday that his department is “looking into the possibility that an offense may have happened” while the football team was in town.

Related: Sandusky Grand Jury Report

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who coached at Penn State for more than 30 years, is the accused perpetrator and faces child sex abuse charges in Pennsylvania. A grand jury report says a young boy, who was allegedly molested, was threatened to be sent home if the victim resisted Sandusky’s criminal sex acts against him.

Legendary coach Joe Paterno was fired Wednesday for his role in not reporting to police what he knew about Sandusky’s alleged crime.

Houston connection: Texans WR Bryant Johnson Discusses His Time At Penn State

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