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The New York Times
Thursday, July 12, 2012 -- 9:11 AM EDT
Sandusky Sex Abuse Investigation Faults Paterno and Others at Penn State
The most senior officials at Penn State University failed for more than a decade to take any steps to protect the children victimized by Jerry Sandusky, the longtime lieutenant to head football coach Joe Paterno, according to an independent investigation of the sex abuse scandal that rocked the university last fall.
“Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims,” said Louis J. Freeh, the former federal judge and director of the F.B.I. who oversaw the investigation. “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.”
News Alert From The Wall Street Journal
A widely anticipated independent investigation into Pennsylvania State University's handling of child-sex abuse allegations found that university administrators, including the former President Graham Spanier and the late longtime football coach Joe Paterno, "repeatedly concealed critical facts" to avoid bad publicity in connection with reports that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky could be a pedophile.
The report, issued by former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Louis Freeh at the request of trustees, founds that Spanier and Paterno, along with former athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade."
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SNAP Responds To The Above Report: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/iteam/2012/07/survivors-network-responds-to-freeh-report-on-penn-state-sex-abuse-scandal
Joe Paterno was a liar, there’s no doubt about that now. He was also a cover-up artist. If the Freeh report is correct in its summary of the Penn State child molestation scandal, the public Paterno of the last few years was a work of fiction. In his place is a hubristic, indictable hypocrite.
In the last interview before his death, Paterno insisted as strenuously as a dying man could that he had absolutely no knowledge of a 1998 police inquiry into child molestation accusations against his assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. This has always been the critical point in assessing whether Paterno and other Penn State leaders enabled Sandusky’s crimes.
If Paterno knew about ’98, then he wasn’t some aging granddad who was deceived, but a canny and unfeeling power broker who put protecting his reputation ahead of protecting children.
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