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Report: Penn State, Paterno failed kids

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Penn State has released its report on its role in sexual assault of children by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

It is unsparing. The Nittany Lion football fans who rioted in support of "the program" and Paterno can repent at leisure. From 40/29:

Penn State's leaders showed "total disregard" for victims of child sex abuse and failed to protect children, the head of an internal review said Thursday.

In a statement released along with an extensive report, Louis Freeh — a former FBI director and federal judge — blasted former top officials at the school.

... "Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State," Freeh wrote.

"The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized."

He went on to name four former school officials — former President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz, former head coach Joe Paterno, and former athletic director Tim Curley.

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