Some Still Questioning Sandusky Investigation
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky ruling, in which the former Penn State football defense coordinator was found guilty of 45 of 48 child sexual abuse charges, some have openly wondered whether Governor Tom Corbett, while he was attorney general of the state, did enough to investigate and prosecute the former Penn State football coach.
And a bipartisan team of state representatives have proposed a legislative investigation to figure it out. There are almost 30 House members attached to the idea. But the House Resolution, introduced last year, has so far gone nowhere. So last Wednesday, State Rep. Brandon Neuman of Washington County said he’d attempt to use a parliamentary petition to force a vote on the legislation, House Resolution 520, that would actually urge the U.S. Attorney General to investigate the state’s handling of the case. A vote on the legislation would be somewhat hard politics.
A report by WJAC-TV in State College reveals, “There have been allegations of political arm twisting and strong lobbying against lawmakers who have raised questions” about alleged “foot-dragging” on behalf of Corbett. The investigation measure has yet to reach the House floor or even come out of committee for a vote.
The short title of the resolution? “A Concurrent Resolution calling on the Attorney General of the United States to appoint a special counsel to investigate the handling by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General of an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of minors and to investigate whether that alleged sexual abuse may have violated Federal law.”
Rumors on the Internet are at all time highs with folks wondering what, if anything, played a role in the three year investigation and trial of Sandusky. ElectedFace.com, an “online action community,” recently put up the below video noting that the state trooper who originally handled the case against Sandusky believed there was enough evidence from a teenage boy (Victim One) to charge Sandusky. Check it out:
And as noted by Dick Miller at WeConnectDots, Corbett never had more than one investigator on the case. “Sandusky was the CEO of Second Mile, a charity that helped wayward boys. Directors of Second Mile contributed a total of over $200,000 to Corbett’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Even more contributions flowed in from persons connected to PSU,” he writes.