Report: Federal authorities seek Penn State records on Sandusky

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 24, 2012 9:38 AM
Report: Federal authorities seek Penn State records on Sandusky

(Reuters) - Federal authorities have joined the investigation into the Penn State sex abuse scandal and have requested information involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as well as other top school officials involved in the case, according to local media.

Penn State received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for records involving Sandusky, former university president Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former finance official Gary Schultz, a university spokeswoman told The Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Sandusky is charged with 52 counts of abuse stemming from allegations that he molested 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Schultz was charged with perjury over his testimony to a grand jury about why he failed to act after he heard an accusation of abuse by Sandusky. He and Curley also were charged with failing to report the alleged crime to police.

A source told the Harrisburg newspaper that the U.S. Attorney also has requested information from The Second Mile, a charity founded by Sandusky.

Sandusky allegedly met his victims through the charity that is intended to help troubled children.

The request related to Sandusky's travel records, the source told the newspaper.

One of the alleged victims said in the grand jury report that he had been take across state lines at least twice, to Tampa, Florida, and to San Antonio, Texas.

The scandal led to the firing of Penn State's legendary coach Joe Paterno last fall. He died of lung cancer in January.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the newspaper's report.

(Editing By Ellen Wulfhorst and Dan Burns)