Posted Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 5:53 PM
The Jerry Sandusky case continues to offer grave lessons in how not to deal with accusations of sexual abuse.
This week’s revelations come via a damning internal probe into the scandal that has gripped Penn State. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who led the probe, found that top members of the school’s athletic department and administration, including former head football coach Joe Paterno and university vice president Gary Schultz, “ignored red flags” about Sandusky’s behavior. The report also says that Paterno and three leaders at the school were an “integral part of an active decision to conceal” accusations against Sandusky.
Sandusky is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of 45 counts related to child sexual abuse. However the public reads these new findings, the Freeh report is sure to be used by attorneys representing victims in pending civil suits against Penn State.