Louis J. Freeh, former FBI director, to lead independent investigation into alleged sex abuse at Penn State

November 21st, 2011

The New York Daily News
By Dick Weiss, Teri Thompson, & Christian Red
Nov. 21, 2011

The Penn State Board of Trustees has appointed former FBI director and federal judge Louis J. Freeh as the special investigative counsel in charge of conducting an independent investigation into “all aspects of the university’s actions in regards to allegations of child abuse” involving former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the board said Monday.

The results of the investigation will be made available to the public, according board member Kenneth Frazier, who led a press briefing Monday at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.

“I will personally lead that investgiation,” Freeh said, “the special committee has hired my law firm to conduct a fair and independent investigation.”

The allegations brought against the university are “devastating,” Freeh said. “I am committed to ensuring that the investigation be conducted in a fair, thorough manner, leaaving no stone unturned.”

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