(PCM) A new report completed by a private investigative team hired by Penn State University claims that former PSU football coach Joe Paterno knew about Sandusky’s child abuse since 1998 and didn’t do anything to prevent him from interacting with children.
The Freeh Group, the investigative group that uncovered this scandalous news, says that Paterno “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.”
The Freeh report even claims that PSU president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz “repeatedly concealed critical facts” to prevent bad press for the University.
According to the report, Paterno failed to take any action after Mike McQueary told him about Sandusky raping a boy in the gym shower in Feb. 2001 because Paterno “did not want to interfere with people’s weekend.” The report says “They showed no concern about the victim.”
The report classifies the non-action taken by Penn State University as “catastrophic failures.”
Just last month, Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
Joe Paterno passed away earlier this year in January at the age of 85.