Gov. Tom Corbett is defending the handling of the Jerry Sandusky investigation while he was attorney general.
The state attorney general's office under Corbett began the investigation into allegations Sandusky had sexual contact with young boys in 2009.
Corbett said Wednesday that his office could not arrest the former Penn State assistant football coach immediately because it took time to build the case.
"If I felt comfortable when I was there to make the arrest, we would have, but we weren't there yet. It came afterwards," Corbett said. "I did those cases, child predator cases, we moved them as quickly as we possibly can. There isn't any governor in recent memory to me in this state that has done more to protect children than me, so if you think I delayed it for any reasons, you're wrong."
Corbett said he could not comment on reports that only one investigator was assigned to the Sandusky case.