Jul 11, 2012 07:53 AM EDT
Freeh Report on Penn State Sex Abuse Case to be Put Online
The final report on the investigation of Penn State University's role in handling the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case will be made public Thursday.
The university had hired former director of FBI Louis Freeh to probe into what the university officials knew about the child sex abuse case that marred the institution's reputation.
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Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was arrested for indulging in sex abuse with about 10 boys over a period of 15 years. Some of the incidents are reported to have taken place at the university's football facilities, with one such incident involving Sandusky and a boy in the shower room in 2001 was witnessed by graduate assistant Michael McQueary.
Last month, Sandusky was convicted on 45 of the 48 counts by a jury. He is awaiting sentencing in the case.
Some of the university officials including former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former senior vice president of finance and business Gary Schultz and, athletic director Tim Curley are under scrutiny by the investigators for not reporting the incident to the police and allegedly covering it up. Curley and Schultz are facing charges of pre-jury, reported Reuters.
The university officials had planned to inform the charity "The Second Mile" run by Sandusky and the Department of Public welfare. Last week, a CNN report said that Spanier and other officials allegedly covered up the sex abuse incident after consulting with the Joe Paterno, the former head coach at the university under whom Sandusky was working. Paterno is said to have asked his colleagues to refrain from reporting the incident.
After the report came to light, Paterno was fired last November. He died in January this year following a prolonged lung cancer. Paterno's family has denied that Paterno told his colleagues to cover up the incident.
Spanier's lawyers too have come strongly against the report saying that their client was not aware of the sex abuse incident inside the university campus.
According to Reuters, the probe report will be published online at 9 a.m. local time Thursday, following which Freeh will hold a news briefing in Philadelphia.