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Sandusky investigator defends timing of investigation to abc27

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The man who supervised the Jerry Sandusky investigation for the state attorney general's office sat down for an interview with abc27's Dennis Owens this week.

Randy Feathers discussed criticism that the investigation and arrest of Sandusky took too long.

Some critics have said Tom Corbett delayed the investigation until after he became governor. Feathers said that's not true.

He also addressed those who believe Sandusky should have been arrested as soon as Aaron Fisher, otherwise known as Victim 1, accused the former Penn State assistant football coach of abuse in 2008.

"He was gonna go against an icon like Jerry Sandusky," Feathers said of Fisher. "At that time he was well-funded, Jerry Sandusky. He walked on water throughout this area here. It was Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky. That's what we were going up against. Had we gone early, I believe we would have lost that case and of course none of the other victims would have come forward at that point. We'd be lost in the water."

From the time the attorney general's office got the case, it took 33 months for Sandusky to be arrested.

Dennis Owens will air portions of his interview with Feathers Thursday on abc27 News at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

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