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Gov. Corbett Defends Sandusky Investigation

The Pennsylvania governor told the Associated Press he "hopes the case helps people recognize that everyone has an obligation to report child sex abuse."

Gov. Corbett Defends Sandusky Investigation

More than four hours after  was made public Thursday, Gov. Tom Corbett refused to comment on the matter, but spoke to the Associated Press regarding a former probe conducted partially under his watch during his own tenure as attorney general—defending it.

Corbett, who refused to comment on the most recent investigation because he hadn't read it yet, said he hopes the case helps people recognize that everyone has an obligation to report child sex abuse,  according to AP as reported by PennLive.

In defense of the probe that began under his watch as AG, he told the AP it took "a monster" off the street.

Later, he said he will work to ensure that Penn State administrators and trustees implement recommendations contained in the report, according to the news site.

Four high-ranking Penn State University officials, including legendary football coach Joe Paterno, “repeatedly concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s contact with young boys, according to the independent investigation released this morning.

The entire Freeh report was made available online to the public Thursday morning. for more.

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