- The results of Penn State University's internal investigation into the events and decisions surrounding the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal were made public Thursday morning.
- Louis J. Freeh, a former FBI director who was appointed to lead the inquiry by Penn State's board, said that his team found a "total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims" and that the "most powerful men at Penn State" failed to protect those victims.
- Freeh's report, which is available online as a PDF file, also includes a claim that former football coach Joe Paterno knew about concerns over Sandusky as early as 1998, though Paterno's family has denied that he knew of that investigation.
From the article:
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 sexual 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. ...