Former FBI director to lead Penn State investigation
Former FBI director Louis Freeh will lead the Penn State sex abuse investigation.
November 21st, 2011
10:26 AM ET

Former FBI director to lead Penn State investigation

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will lead Penn State University's inquiry into the school's response to sex abuse allegations involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, trustee Kenneth Frazier said Monday.

Sandusky is accused of sexually abusing a boy at a football complex, an act allegedly witnessed by an a football graduate assistant who reported it to coach Joe Paterno and other superiors. But it was years before law enforcement was notified, according to a grand jury report.

Paterno, the winningest football coach in Division I history, was fired this month amid outrage over the handling of abuse claims involving Sandusky. Penn State President Graham Spanier also lost his job.

Six days after Sandusky's arrest, the college announced it was creating a special panel to investigate the allegations.

Frazier, a trustee who is chairing the panel, has said the inquiry will be "rigorous, objective and impartial."

Pennsylvania's attorney general charged Sandusky, 67, with 40 counts in what authorities say was the sexual abuse of eight young boys over several years. In addition, two Penn State officials are charged with failing to inform police of the allegations.

National anger grew after recent revelations of a graduate assistant's 2002 report that he had seen former Sandusky performing anal sex on a young boy in a football complex shower.

Paterno said that he'd never been told the graphic details revealed in a grand jury report about sex abuse allegations, but that he nevertheless passed the allegations on to his boss. Paterno has said he had done "what I was supposed to do." But in a later statement, he said "with the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more."

The NCAA and the U.S. Department of Education are also investigating.

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  1. Susie Q

    Would McQuery have walked away if the laws threw him in jail for doing just what he did? Would anyone walk away if they thought for one minute they wouldn't see the light of day for the rest of their pitiful life? No the TRUTH would be shouted out EVERY time; thus raype would be almost obsolete.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    McQueary didn't stand and watch, either; he fled.
    I am in agreement with JIF: that boy would have left with me.
    No child's pain is worth a stupid job.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Ah, I see who I'm talking with.
    Never mind.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Susie Q:
    You're basing your thinking on things you don't know.
    And you're using the word "repent," and you expect that as a result of therapy?
    I think that you are Jazzzz, Philip, or George P.
    Shingle: SIGMUMD FREUD, MD

    November 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Susie Q

    the perps, getting help to STOP their behavior; thus NOT passing it down; the bystanders getting life in prison! That's my solution. NO debating, just my view on the SOLUTION. Good day, Ma'am

    November 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    It's THE LADY OR THE TIGER all over again.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    The raype of little boys isn't the only kind of raype that occurs.
    This hideous act is equally repugnant not matter the age or gender of the victim.
    I wish some people would get that.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Susie Q

    Ok, Joey! You want your kids to get banged, fine. Bye

    November 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    When one is outed, one cuts and runs.
    That's not a solution.
    There is no solution to raype.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    At least she spelled ma'am right, after I pointed it out.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    For one who keeps saying they're gone forever, she sure turns up regularly...

    November 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Use Debrett's Correct Form.
    You never know when you'll be invited to Windsor Castle.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Susie Q

    You two also repulse me! Your lack of heart.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Susie Q

    understanding, and pat-i-ence is des-p-i-cable.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Suzie Q, 1:54:
    That was totally irrational.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
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