STATE COLLEGE (KDKA) – A former FBI director has been chosen to lead the special investigation by Penn State’s Board of Trustees into university action and inaction In the sex abuse scandal.

Louis Freeh was the FBI director during the Clinton Administration. On Monday, he said his investigative team does not have the power of subpoena like a criminal investigation.

However, the team vowed to turn over any allegations of criminal activity to law enforcement.

“The allegations that have been raised and the charges that have been brought are extraordinarily serious.

“Crimes against children have a devastating impact on the victims and their families and we will be completely sensitive to this reality as we do our work.

“I am committed to ensuring that our independent investigation will be conducted in a thorough, fair, comprehensive manner leaving no stone unturned and without any fear or favor,” Freeh said.

Freeh did not offer a timetable for the committee’s work or the cost to the university.

The special investigative committee will include six trustee board members, a representative of the faculty senate, a graduate student and former astronaut and Penn State alumnus Guion Bluford.

The Penn State investigative committee looking into the University’s role has a hot-line and email for those who have information for them.

The hot-line is effective beginning 5 p.m. Monday:
(855) 290-3382


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