— With former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky behind bars, convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse, it might have been the question that Gov. Tom Corbett thought had finally gone away.
But with the release Thursday of former FBI Director Louis Freeh‘s report on the handling of the scandal that rocked the university to its core, Corbett was asked it again: As the attorney general who began the investigation into the allegations against Sandusky, what would you have done differently? Would you have moved more quickly to get Sandusky off the streets?
The Republican‘s anger was instant and incandescent.
Corbett rapped his podium, underscoring each “over” with the quick smack of his fist.
“Forty-five of 48 counts,” he fumed. “We do not hold up investigations for anything. You are disparaging the reputation of the men and women in that office who have worked very hard to get to the result that justice was served and a monster was taken off the street.”
That Sandusky walked free for nearly three years while investigators built their case against him has been the question nagging at Corbett since the grand jury report was released in November. Corbett served as attorney general from 2004 to 2010.