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Spike in sex offenses at Penn State

Updated: January 26, 2014, 2:31 PM ET
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A federal government agency is looking into Penn State's handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints to see if it had responded immediately and appropriately.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights informed Penn State of the investigation in a letter Thursday.

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon says the agency had concerns after it reviewed Penn State's sexual harassment policy and it saw a huge spike in "forcible ...

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