Joe Paterno and Penn State's most influential administrators did not concern themselves with the victims of abuse at the hands of now convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, Louis Freeh's seven-month investigation concluded. The report was released Thursday.
Jerry Sandusky (right) (top left) athletic director Tim Curley, senior vice president Gary Schultz, (bottom left) former head football coach Joe Paterno and former university president Graham Spanier.
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"Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the the most senior leaders at Penn State," Freeh said. According to the findings of Penn State's $500,000 a month internal investigation, Paterno was aware of the 1998 criminal investigation of Sandusky, as was president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz.
"The evidence shows Mr. Paterno was aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky, followed it closely, but failed to take any action, even though Sandusky had been a key member of his coaching staff for almost 30 years, and had an office just steps away from Mr. Paterno's. Read more;