Report Says Penn State University’s Top Officials Failed to Protect Sandusky Victims
In a sad and disturbing story that has been all over media outlets since Fall 2011, a full report about the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case was released early Thursday morning, highlighting that Penn State University’s top officials failed to protect the children who were sexually abused by the former assistant coach.
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh had a few unforgiving words to say to the university’s top officials, including University President Graham Spanier, football Coach Joe Paterno, Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President Gary Schultz:
“Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders 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,” Freeh stated. The officials “never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky’s victims until after Sandusky’s arrest.”
Read the full report here.