Attorney General Kane: No timetable for Sandusky case investigation

cminemye@centredaily.comMay 18, 2013 

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CHRISTOPHER WEDDLE — Centre Daily Times Buy Photo

— State Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Friday said her review of the Jerry Sandusky investigation is progressing, but there is no timetable for its findings to be made public.

Speaking to a gathering of media professionals, Kane said her office is busy exploring how her predecessors developed the child sex abuse case against Sandusky, which led to the grand jury presentment of allegations in November 2011.

“We’re doing a comprehensive review,” Kane said during a luncheon sponsored by The Associated Press. “As I’ve said, we’re leaving no stone unturned.”

The Sandusky case was launched by Tom Corbett and continued under his appointee, Linda Kelly, after Corbett was elected governor in 2010.

Sandusky was convicted last June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse and is lodged in the state prison in Greene County, serving what is essentially a life sentence. His attorneys have said they will appeal to the state’s Superior Court.

During her 2012 campaign, Kane pledged to explore the Sandusky case if elected. She took office in January and the next month named former federal prosecutor H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. to lead the probe.

Kane decline to confirm whether Moulton had interviewed or subpoenaed Corbett.

“We’ll never give you a timetable, because I don’t know how long it will take,” Kane said.

Her office also inherited the state’s case against former Penn State administrators Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley. The three are charged with obstruction of justice, perjury, failure to report abuse and related counts stemming from what prosecutors say they knew relative to Sandusky’s crimes against children more than a decade ago.

Schultz and Curley were charged in late 2011. Spanier was charged a year later, and new charges were added to the case against Curley and Schultz.

All three have maintained their innocence.

On May 7, the judge overseeing the grand jury investigating Spanier, Curley and Schultz said he would unseal documents related to the case in an effort to move it forward. Judge Barry Feudale also criticized the defense attorneys for filing numerous motions that he said were stalling the case.

Kane said she would not release partial results and would instead wait until the investigation of the Sandusky case was concluded before discussing any findings.

“I want to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together, get all of the facts together, and then take it to the public,” Kane said. “I want to be able to say to the public, ‘Here it is,’ and then put it out there.”

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