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Commission To Make Recommendations In Wake Of Sandusky Scandal

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – A commission set up by the Pennsylvania Legislature after Jerry Sandusky’s molestation arrest last year is about to make its recommendations.

The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection on Tuesday will outline suggested changes to state laws and procedures that protect children.

The 11-person group was set up by the state House and Senate. Its ranks include people from the legal profession, educators and health care workers.

Possible areas of focus include child abuse reporting, the need to pass new laws or amend existing laws, and improvements in training.

Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence after being convicted this summer of 45 counts of sexual abuse of boys.

Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier wants a judge to dismiss the charges against him.

Earlier this month, Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier was arraigned on charges in connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

His attorneys claim prosecutors improperly relied on testimony of a former university counsel to make their case against him.

Spanier’s attorneys said he believed Cynthia Baldwin was representing him, therefore her testimony would violate attorney-client privilege.

Spanier was ordered to give up his passport and remain within Pennsylvania and was released on $125,000 unsecured bond.

Spanier resigned in the wake of charges being filed against Sandusky a year ago and has been long identified as a target in an investigation of a possible cover up by university administrators.

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