On Thursday, a report was released on the child sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State football assistant Jerry Sandusky. The Freeh Report, compiled by investigators led by former FBI director Louis Freeh, could lead to sanctions against the athletic department.
The report’s includes a timeline of who knew what, when they knew it and what steps were and weren’t taken. The Freeh Report has prompted media, fans and others to call for Penn State to receive the death penalty, an NCAA-mandated curtailment of the football program for at least one season.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has closely followed this case and has been working with leadership at the university. Today, it released the following statement in a press release, “We applaud the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania State University for requesting this internal investigation, and for their efforts to learn from the tragic events of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse incidents that spanned at least 14 years and included multiple victims.”
To read the full release, visit NSVRC.org.