The report, which CNN obtained and released Saturday, says when assistant coach Mike McQueary told Paterno he had seen Sandusky with a young boy in the showers at Penn State's football facility, that the head coach told him it was "was the second complaint of this nature he had received".
McQueary, according to the police report obtained via a source by CNN, reported that Paterno appeared to tear up at the news.
This police report, which was written in 2011, was never mentioned in court by McQueary or the prosecution, in part because it was that legal team's strategy to keep the focus on Sanusky and away from Paterno and Penn State.
Paterno told The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins in 2012 that he had "no inkling" that Sandusky was a pedophile and serial child molester, going so far as to claim the entire concept of a man raping another man was foreign to him.
Paterno died in 2012, and there's been a lot of discussion about his legacy ever since. Sandusky is in jail and is now appealing the court's ruling.
Jerry Sandusky is now appealing a conviction for molestation charges that would result in him serving a 30-year prison sentence.
In 2014 testimony revealed at the same time, one of Sandusky's victims claimed he reported the coach's abuse to Paterno.
More revelations from the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal have come to light and they do not look good for deceased former Penn State coach Joe Paterno. According to the victim, Paterno responded: "I don't want to hear any of that stuff", saying he had a football season to "worry about".
But an investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh uncovered emails sent in 1998 between then-Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and university vice president Gary Schultz regarding a similar accusation against Sandusky that year.