Freeh report on former PSU employee Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse due out on Thursday
The Freeh report will be revealed on 9 a.m. Thursday after seven-months of diligent work and extensive research on the PSU administrators. The Freeh report will be publically available online. The Freeh Group will then commence towards a 10 a.m. press conference to deliberate upon the findings and proposals included in the Freeh report. To further ensure a fair and transparent process, the Freeh report’s availability to the PSU officials and trustees will correspond with its public release.
The ex-football team assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky was convicted last month of 45 counts of sexual abuse. During a 15-year period, Jerry Sandusky used the PSU’s facilities to lure young children from his charity for troubled-youth with gifts and other perks to sexually abuse them.
Louis Freeh ensured that the Freeh report will not become a hurdle in the state’s criminal investigations in the PSU official’s alleged attempt to cover-up Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse and guaranteed "a thorough, fair, comprehensive manner, leaving no stone unturned, and without any fear or favor." During the course of investigation, above 400 people were interviewed and questioned on a wide-range of subjects apart from Jerry Sandusky and the child sexual abuse scandal.
The Freeh report will investigate the PSU’s response to complaints about Jerry Sandusky’s interactions with young boys during 1998 to 2001. Many of the queries made by the investigators suggested that the Freeh report will also investigate Joe Paterno’s control within and outside the football circle and his dealings with Jerry Sandusky before and after the he retired in 1999. The Freeh Report will also shed light on how former PSU president Graham Spanier and the officials who managed the athletics department, including issues stemming from violations of the school’s discipline code. The Freeh report will have an immediate impact on the NCAA’s investigation the PSU’s response and the criminal cases file against two school administrators.
A CNN report stated that PSU officials exchanged-emails that disclosed their efforts to sweep Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse incident under the rug. PSU Athletic director Tim Curley told Graham Spanier that after speaking to Joe Paterno, he had decided not to report graduate assistant coach Mike McQueary’s complaint against Jerry Sandusky to the child welfare services. Mike McQueary stated that he discovered Jerry Sandusky in the school’s locker room showers with a 10-year-old boy. The PSU is in custody of the alleged e-mails.
However, Joe Paterno maintained that he had alerted Tim Curley about the complaint against Jerry Sandusky and since then the subject had been never brought-up again.
Tim Curley and PSU y in the president Gary Schultz have been charged for lying in front of a grand jury in the Jerry Sandusky trial, and failing to report the child sexual abuse complaints to the relevant authorities. The two PSU administrators have denied the allegations against them. A date for their trial is yet to be set.