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Corbett issues statement on Sandusky report

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Governor Tom Corbett says the investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was conducted timely and appropriately.

Corbett issued a statement Monday following the release of a report ordered by Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat who had suggested politics may have had a role in the Sandusky case.

Kane says the investigation took too long because of "crucial missteps and inexplicable delays," but the report found no evidence that politics affected the investigation.

"The Sandusky investigation was conducted with a single purpose: to ensure justice for the victims and families by taking a child predator off the streets. Nothing more. Nothing less," Corbett said in the statement."

"Because of the complexity of the case and for the sake of the victims, the investigators were careful to explore all evidence to the fullest extent. As made clear by the Moulton Report, this investigation was never about politics. It was always about the people victimized by this man."

"I am proud of the hard work of men and women who joined in the effort to support and fight for these victims. It was, however, difficult to see their motives and professionalism called in to question. The release of this report reaffirms the integrity of their efforts. It refutes each aspect of the case that the Attorney General and others have questioned; has found no evidence of deliberate delay; and underscores the importance and appropriateness of the methods used in the investigation and subsequent conviction of a child predator" Corbett said.

"As a prosecutor and now Governor, I have dedicated my life's work to protect all victims of crime, especially the victims of sexual abuse. My record and actions attest to that."

"I appreciate Mr. Moulton's professional approach, thoughtful review and his recommendations."


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