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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Report Finds Penn State Hid Child Abuse To Protect Reputation

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh gestures during a news conference about his firm’s 267-page report that concluded that Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity. (AP)

A report released Thursday concludes that Joe Paterno and other officials at Penn State “concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse in order to prevent bad publicity.

“This is the most damning piece of work that I have ever seen in covering anything,” Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Brad Wolverton told Here & Now‘s Robin Young.

The report is the result of an 8-month internal investigation at Penn State.


  • Brad Wolverton, senior writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He Tweets @bradwolverton

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