Kane to CNN: Racy Emails Showed Children, Violence

"When I saw them they literally took my breath away," she says.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane appeared on CNN Tuesday night to discuss the email scandal that helped force several high-ranking state officials out of their jobs and resulted in discipline for dozens of lower-ranking bureaucrats.

AP reports:

“When I saw them they literally took my breath away,” Kane said. “And they are deplorable: hardcore, graphic, sometimes violent emails that had a string of videos and pictures depicting sometimes children, old women. Some of them involved violent sexual acts against women.”

One of Kane’s lawyers in the case, Lanny Davis, says he hasn’t seen all of the emails involved and isn’t sure to what Kane was referring. He says two images he saw of children were inappropriate but not necessarily child pornography.

The emails were discovered during Kane’s investigation of how her predecessor, Tom Corbett, handled the Jerry Sandusky investigation at Penn State.