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Media Questioning Penn State 1998 Investigation

Will campus police now get pulled into the sex abuse scandal?

In response to the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, the New York Times just ran an article on Penn State campus police’s 1998 investigation into allegations that Jerry Sandusky had engaged in inappropriate and possible sexual conduct with a boy in the facility’s showers.

The case was eventually closed after the alleged victim and a second potential victim, as well as Sandusky were interviewed by a Penn State police investigator and state welfare investigator. The state welfare investigator told the news source that all the child told him at the time was “that Sandusky showered with him, and it made him uncomfortable.”

The investigator suggested that the alleged victim, who is now an adult, told the grand jury a much more explicit account.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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