Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has named a former federal prosecutor to head up an internal investigation into the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
Kane on Monday announced the appointment of H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. as a special deputy attorney general who will report directly to her. She said Moulton will begin his work immediately.
"Mr. Moulton is a highly respected former federal prosecutor who will
assist us in providing a comprehensive and independent examination of
the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation," Kane said
in a statement. "Once the facts have been uncovered,
my office will make these findings available to the public."
Kane during her campaign pledged to investigate why it took the attorney general's office nearly three years to arrest Sandusky after the allegations of Victim 1 were brought to the attention of state prosecutors.
Governor Tom Corbett, who was attorney general when the case was referred to the office, has said it took time to find other victims and convince them to testify in order to build a strong case against Sandusky.
He has also said that no politics were involved in the investigation, which resulted in a conviction on 45 counts and a prison sentence of 30-60 years for the former Penn State assistant football coach.
Moulton is an associate professor at Widener University School of Law. He spent eight years as a federal prosecutor, with four as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was also a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk for Justice William H. Rehnquist.