House Dems asks feds to review Sandusky probe

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 18, 2012 4:36 AM


(Harrisburg) -- Democratic leaders in the Pennsylvania House are asking the U.S. Justice Department to look into how the investigation of Jerry Sandusky was handled by the state attorney general's office.

Rep. Frank Dermody, the floor leader, and Rep. Mike Hanna, the whip, asked Wednesday for "an independent eye" to look into how the child molestation case was investigated.

The letter was sent after House Republicans blocked a similar resolution earlier this week.

The former Penn State assistant coach is serving at least 30 years after a conviction on 45 criminal counts.

The letter notes the case was begun three years before charges were filed. It began while Republican Gov. Tom Corbett was attorney general, but news of the investigation didn't break until a few months after his inauguration early last year.

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