PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania has a new attorney general elect, Kathleen Kane and that may be unsettling news for Gov. Tom Corbett.
Kane has promised to investigate Corbett’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky case when Corbett was attorney general.
And Wednesday Corbett once again defended his actions.
In ushering in Kane, voters stuck a thorn in Corbett’s side.
“Pennsylvanians are demanding some answers here,” Pennsylvania Democratic Chairman Jim Burns said.
Kane has been highly critical of Corbett’s putting only one investigator on the case and for presenting the Sandusky case to a grand jury instead of arresting Sandusky back in 2009.
“That three years is too long to keep a sexual predator out on the streets,” Kane said. “I would not have used a grand jury. I never have in all the years I’ve been a prosecutor. And I do believe that was a terrible mistake.”
She’s going to get an education in how those offices are run and you don’t prosecute a case like that with one witness.
This morning on KDKA Radio, Corbett said he took the necessary time to develop a solid case against Sandusky, denying that the time it took put any additional victims in harm’s way.
“We took someone off the street, who was molesting these people,” Corbett said. “Who had been doing that for a long time. It was a difficult investigation. We were able to accomplish it. There are other charges pending against other people that I really can’t comment on.
But Kane has said a full investigation is warranted.
To be able to move on and to make sure we never have a tragedy like this in Pennsylvania, we need to know what happened, where the breakdown was, where the faults were whether it was politics or inexperience.