H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. was named to lead Pennsylvania’s internal probe into the case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach convicted last year of child sex abuse.
Moulton, a former federal prosecutor, “will assist us in providing a comprehensive and independent examination of the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation,” said Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane in an e-mailed statement. The findings of the investigation will be made public, said Kane, 46.
Sandusky, 69, was convicted in June of 45 criminal counts and sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. The case led to the firings of Penn State President Graham Spanier and Joe Paterno, who headed the school’s football program for 46 years.
After winning her party’s nomination last year, Kane made reviewing the attorney general office’s handling of the Sandusky case a key issue. Kane, a former Lackawanna County prosecutor and mother of two children, is the first woman and first Democrat elected to the state’s top law-enforcement office.
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