WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Penn State officials, including former head football coach Joe Paterno, failed to protect children who were sexually abused by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a report released Thursday.
Penn State Report: What's Your Opinion?
Joe Paterno and others knew all along and acted irresponsibly.92%
Joe Paterno and others followed proper procedures and handled the matter appropriately.3%
Jerry Sandusky is the chief offender. He alone should be held accountable.5%
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh accused the university’s top officials of failing to act on information that Sandusky had molested children on school grounds. Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator under Paterno, is in jail awaiting sentencing after being found guilty on 45 charges of sexually abusing 10 boys over a period of 15 years.
According to the Freeh investigation, Penn State officials concealed information to avoid bad publicity.