WATCH LIVE: Penn State officials respond to report on Sandusky abuse

By Kay Steiger
Thursday, July 12, 2012 14:54 EDT
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After the FBI released a damning report Thursday morning that Penn State officials’ repeated refusals to go public with Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse, Penn State officials held a press conference Thursday afternoon to respond to the report. Sandusky was convicted last month on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse against young boys attending summer camps at the college.

Former FBI head and federal judge Louis Freeh led the team that produced the report, and at a press conference this morning, he said, “Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior officials at Penn State. The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.”

The report alleged that the late football coach Joe “Pa” Paterno, former Penn State president Graham Spanier, vice-president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley conspired to prevent the abuse from becoming public.

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Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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