Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

  

July 12, 2012

Attorney General Kelly releases statement regarding Freeh Report

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly today issued the following statement regarding the Freeh Report on the Pennsylvania State University:

We respect the efforts by Louis Freeh and his investigators to explore the institutional and policy questions involving the Pennsylvania State University that have been raised as the result of the Jerry Sandusky case. 

The Freeh Report should prove helpful to decision makers, the Penn State community and the public-at-large in understanding how this disturbing situation developed, as well as how to prevent it from being repeated in the future.

Throughout this entire time, the focus of the Attorney General's Office has been on the criminal process - seeking justice for the victims of Jerry Sandusky's predatory sexual abuse and identifying other individuals who may also have violated state laws.

From the beginning, Judge Freeh clearly stated that his work would not interfere with any criminal investigations and that any materials related to possible criminal conduct would be provided to authorities. 

Today's release of the Freeh Report will not hinder the continuing work of our statewide investigating grand jury, nor will it impact ongoing criminal prosecutions.