Penn State Child Abuse Scandal Update

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Mike McQueary told a friend from Penn

State that he stopped an alleged assault by Jerry Sandusky on a

10-year-old boy in 2002 and went to the police about it.

In the email dated Nov. 8 from McQueary's Penn State account and

made available to The Associated Press by his friend on Tuesday,

the assistant coach writes that he stopped the sexual assault and

discussed it with police afterward.

"I am getting hammered for handling this the right way ... or

what I thought at the time was right," he says. "I had to make

tough impacting quick decisions."

An email seeking comment from McQueary was not immediately


Sandusky, a retired Penn State assistant coach, is accused of

sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year span.