Penn State Names Ex-FBI Chief Freeh to Head Sex-Abuse Probe


Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was named to lead Pennsylvania State University’s investigation of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. “The scope of our probe will be broad, covering a lengthy period of time,” said Freeh, promising to “leave no stone unturned” to get to the root of the scandal. He said the university’s policies and internal controls will be examined and reviewed.

Freeh said he has gathered a team of investigators, including former FBI agents and federal prosecutors, to conduct the probe. “The allegations that have been raised and the charges that have been brought are extraordinarily serious,” said Freeh, the father of six sons. Freeh said the investigation would go all the way back to 1975, two years before Sandusky formed Second Mile, a charity that works with troubled youth and has been ensnared in the allegations against the former assistant football coach. No price tag has been set for the probe, either by Freeh or the Board of Trustees.

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