Report: Penn St. Disregarded Children's Welfare

8:11 AM, Jul 12, 2012   |    comments
  • Federal Judge Louis B. Freeh speaks with the media during a news conference July 12, 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
  • Federal Judge Louis B. Freeh speaks with the media during a news conference July 12, 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Freeh released his report of the investigation into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
    
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Penn State's report about its handling of Jerry Sandusky includes a series of emails among school administrators following two accusations against Sandusky in 1998 and 2001. In one of the emails, one official worries about becoming "vulnerable" if they fail to report an allegation.


After athletic director Tim Curley opted not report Sandusky for an alleged assault of a boy in the football locker room showers in 2001, school vice president Gary Schultz called the decision to try and get Sandusky to seek professional help "humane." But he also noted that "the only downside for us is if the message isn't (heard) and acted upon and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it."

The emails also point to coach Joe Paterno being aware of a 1998 case in which Sandusky was confronted about showering with another boy.

GENARO C. ARMAS
Associated Press

READ: Louis Freeh's prepared statement


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