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Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

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Judge To Decide In Several Weeks Whether To Throw Out Corbett’s Case Against NCAA

Governor Corbett’s lawsuit is an anti-trust suit, saying the NCAA violated its own rules in bringing sanctions against Penn State that have resulted in economic harm to Pennsylvania.

05/21/2013

(H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr.   Photo from Widener Univ.)

Pa. Attorney General Appoints Special Investigator on Handling of Sandusky Case

Attorney general Kathleen Kane has appointed former federal prosecutor Geoff Moulton to conduct the investigation into how her predecessors, including Gov. Tom Corbett, handled the case.

02/04/2013

NCAA president Mark Emmert (R) speaks as Ed Ray, chairman of the NCAA's executive committee and Oregon State president announce sanctions against Penn State University's football program ( credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Pa. Senate Passes Bill Asking NCAA To Keep Penn State Fine Money In-State

The state Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that seeks to require $60 million in fines being paid to the NCAA by Penn State be used for programs in Pennsylvania.

01/31/2013

(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case.  Credit:  Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

2012 Year in Review: The Jerry Sandusky Sex Crimes Scandal

The story was not only one of the biggest in 2012 nationally but also had lasting repercussions on Penn State University and several of its top officials.

12/31/2012

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PSU To Make First Payment of $60M Fine On December 20th

The NCAA says the money will be held in a money market account while a task force works out guidelines for distribution of grants from an endowment established to combat child sex abuse.

12/08/2012

Jerry Sandusky  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Pa. House Democrats Fail Again To Bring Sandusky Investigation Resolution to Vote

State House Democrats want to ask the feds to review the Sandusky probe, in particular, with an eye toward whether Sandusky could or should have been charged sooner.

10/16/2012

Jerry Sandusky arrives at courthouse for sentencing (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn State Starts Talks With 20 Sandusky Accusers

Negotiators for Penn State say they have reached out to begin settlement talks with men who accuse Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse.

10/14/2012

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PSU’s Paterno Statue Gone; NCAA Ruling Next

The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday as the NCAA announced it would be issuing sanctions against the university.

07/22/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett responds to questions regarding his investigation of the Penn State child sex abuse case.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Says Penn State Wasn’t Forthcoming When He Was Pa. Atty. Gen’l

One question that has lingered since the release is why the former FBI director had access to e-mails and other evidence that the attorney general did not.

07/19/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Psychologist Explains Disorder At Heart Of Sandusky’s Defense

Lawyers for alleged child abuser and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky begin their defense this week. They plan to present evidence that Sandusky has a personality disorder.

06/18/2012

(Congressman Patrick Meehan, on the campus of Cabrini College in Radnor.  Credit: David Madden)

Pa. Congressman Wants Stronger College Sex Crime Reporting Laws

US Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.), whose district includes the Delaware County campus of Cabrini College, says he wants to close a number of loopholes in what’s commonly called the “Clery Law.”

05/22/2012

(Jerry Sandusky addresses the press following a hearing in Bellefonte, Pa.)

Prosecutors Change Timeline Of Alleged Shower-Room Rape In Jerry Sandusky Trial

Prosecutors in the Jerry Sandusky case have changed the timeline of a critical allegation in the case against the former assistant football coach and two former Penn State administrators.

05/08/2012

(Former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky arrested amid child sex abuse allegations.)

Sandusky Expected In Court As Lawyer Moves To Have Charges Dismissed

First and foremost, the judge will hear arguments on a motion by Sandusky’s lawyer to dismiss the charges against his client.

04/05/2012

(Jerry Sandusky addresses the press following a hearing in Bellefonte, Pa.)

Sandusky’s Attorney Files Motion To Dismiss Charges

As expected, Sandusky’s attorney makes the argument that many of the charges against the former Penn State assistant football coach involving ten alleged victims should be dismissed because, lacking precise dates and locations, they are “so general and non-specific that the defendant cannot adequately prepare a defense to those charges”.

03/23/2012

Jerry Sandusky speaks to the media after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on December 13, 2011.

Sandusky Asks Court For Permission To See Grandchildren

Jerry Sandusky has asked a Pennsylvania court for permission to see his grandchildren. Sandusky’s bail conditions forbid him from having contact with anyone under 18.

01/28/2012

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