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State House Democrats want federal review of Sandusky investigation

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Oct 10, 2012 3:59 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- State House Democrats want the U.S. Justice Department to review the state's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation.

However, the caucus was unable to force a vote last week on a resolution urging the examination.

Some representatives say there are valid, unanswered questions about the way then Attorney General Tom Corbett conducted the child sex abuse investigation.

House Republican leadership spokesman Steve Miskin says it's just political grandstanding.

"I'm pretty confident the United States Department of Justice is relatively aware of the investigation of child predator Jerry Sandusky," Miskin says. "I'm pretty confident that if they felt there was any malfeasance, they would be on top of it, and they would investigate it."

Miskin says the only people calling for a review are politicians, not child advocates or prosecutors.

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced yesterday to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys.

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