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Senator seeks hearing on child abuse

Updated: November 15, 2011, 6:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Tuesday asked for a hearing into how federal laws apply to the investigation of the child sex-abuse case that has enveloped Penn State University.

In a letter sent to Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Richard Burr, Casey, D-Pa., called for a hearing in a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

He said he wanted to see how well federal laws protect children and to ensure that provisions for reporting suspected ...

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