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July 12th, 2012
10:27 PM ET

Sandusky victims' attorney: Penn State report devastating

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s report came as no surprise to Sandusky’s victims, according to Justine Andronici who is an attorney for several of the young men. “Officials at Penn State University actively concealed a child predator in their midst,” Andronici tells Anderson Cooper.

Freeh’s report, which states that university leaders made a decision to prioritize their brand above the wellbeing of children, uncovered only part of the scandal according to Andronici. “We are conducting our own investigation,” she says. “We have no doubt that there’s more to come in this story.”

CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says nothing in the report suggests there are more criminal charges to come. However, he seems to agree with Andronici’s point. “People generally do not become child molesters for the first time in middle age,” he says. “If they are gonna be child molesters, they start earlier.”

The civil suits the school now faces are much more problematic for Penn State. “Justine and her colleagues who are suing Penn State are gonna need wheelbarrows to carry all the money the juries are gonna give them,” Toobin tells Anderson.

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  1. April Sandell

    Those that turned a blind eye to Sandusky's behavior deserve a greater criminal penalty than does Sandusky himself. Or will be suggested that they at Penn State are all just victims of mental illness therefore not responsible for their in action to stop the abuse? reputation indeed!

    July 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm |