Reports On University’s Handling Of Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Will Be Released Thursday
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By Ben Simmoneau
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Judge Louis Freeh announced on Tuesday that a report on how Penn State and its top administrators handled the Jerry Sandusky matter will be released on Thursday at 9 a.m.
Judge Freeh also said that he will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. for the media.
The release of the Freeh Report comes as Penn State’s Trustees are to gather in Scranton at the end of this week for a meeting.
Freeh was hired by Penn State late last year shortly after Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football defensive coordinator, was arrested on charges of sexually abusing several young boys. Several of those assaults allegedly took place on Penn State’s campus, and a grand jury concluded that several top university administrators–Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President Gary Schultz–were told of at least one incident.
It’s not clear how detailed Thursday’s release will be, but CNN has reported that Freeh uncovered e-mails in the course of his investigation which show both Penn State President Graham Spanier and head football coach Joe Paterno may have been involved in a decision not to notify police about a reported incident involving Sandusky and a boy in 2001.
The Penn State Trustees promised to give Freeh full reign and said they would release his full findings.
The report will be available at www.TheFreehReportonPSU.com.