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. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    My kids are doing very well, thank you, with all that stuff.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Susie Q

    There, I couldn't get it to post. If I feel I want to say something, I will do so, just as you have that right!
    I can't do so very often or I will get sick from your stench!

    November 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Susie Q


    November 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Susie Q

    Turn your blind eye Joey, you KNOW what I purpose is right!

    November 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Susie Q

    By the REPENT means to TURN AWAY FROM THE SIN YOU HAVE COMMITTED! Not do it EVER again. Is that not what everyone would want as a out come for future generations NEVER to know the horrors of rapye!

    November 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Mary, I will say this again:
    What Sandusky did is totally reprehensible.

    You are now personally attacking us again, for no other reason than you dislike us.
    If you had an original thought in your head, it would soon escape for being lonely.


    November 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Susie Q

    correction: "Btw"

    November 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Susie Q

    You are nothing more than a bystander! bye 🙂

    November 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Susie Q

    oh, and Donna that is my OPINION and mine alone.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Sure it is, Mary. Sure it is.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    I see, someone who doesn't share a warped ideology is a bystander. 🙂

    (Smiley face for emphasis)

    November 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pmk1953

    I see someone has a twin sister. Paranoid schizo-religious with delusions of inteligence and importance.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pmk1953

    Oops, 2 l's in intelligence.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Susie Q

    pmk1953/ donna

    November 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Susie Q

    Opps, Missing the message as usual. what's more important; my spelling or getting butt rayped?

    November 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
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