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Sunday, February 10, 2013
Freeh responds to Paterno family report

By Adam Rittenberg

Judge Louis Freeh on Sunday responded to the Paterno family report criticizing his investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Freeh called the Paterno family report "self-serving" and noted that Paterno's testimony to a grand jury shows a lack of appropriate action by him and other top Penn State officials after former assistant Mike McQueary informed Paterno of a 2001 incident between Sandusky and a boy in the showers of the Lasch football building.

From Freeh's statement:
I stand by our conclusion that four of the most powerful people at Penn State failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade. These men exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky's victims by failing to inquire as to their safety and well-being, especially by not even attempting to determine the identity of the child who Sandusky assaulted in the Lasch Building in 2001.

Here's the full statement.