Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal
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.
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.
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.
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.
Negotiators for Penn State say they have reached out to begin settlement talks with men who accuse Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
First and foremost, the judge will hear arguments on a motion by Sandusky’s lawyer to dismiss the charges against his client.
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”.
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.
The Penn State Board of Trustees announced a series of interim recommendations put in place after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at their regularly scheduled board meeting in State College.