Kane Releases Sandusky Probe Results

Says Tom Corbett didn't deliberately delay, but faults "crucial missteps."

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has released the results of her probe in to Tom Corbett’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky case while Corbett served as A.G.

The investigation found no evidence Corbett delayed the investigation into Sandusky — a onetime assistant coach for Penn State football great Joe Paterno, later found to have molested a number or young boys — for political purposes, but the Centre Daily Times says “the investigation did find ‘crucial missteps and inexplicable delays in bringing (Sandusky) a serial child molester to justice.’”

“This was a full and fair review,” Kane said in a prepared statement. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator. The report documents that more investigative work took place in just one month in 2011 than in all of either 2009 or 2010.”

Corbett, who was offered a chance to respond to the report, declined to do so in a memo attached to the document.

More commentary and reaction here. [Centre Daily Times]

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