Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Freeh report key findings: Penn State leaders showed 'total disregard' for Sandusky victims

Here are some of the key findings of Louis Freeh's investigation into Penn State's role into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal:

President Graham Spanier, then-Athletic Director Tim Curley, then-senior vice president Gary Schultz and then-coach Joe Paterno showed a "total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims."

The four senior leaders never demonstrated concern for the victims until after Sandusky's arrest. They exposed the child who was the victim in the 2001 shower incident to further harm by telling Sandusky they knew about it.

The senior leaders concealed the facts intentionally.

Paterno was made aware of a 1998 incident, when a mother complained to campus police about Sandusky showering with her son, but didn't take any action, even though he "followed it closely."

The only "intervening factor" between administrators' plan to report a 2001 incident and the decision not to was the conversation between Curley and Paterno.

The board of trustees failed to hold senior leaders accountable and was over-confident in Spanier's ability to handle the crisis when it surfaced.

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