Responding to Kane’s criticism, Corbett again defends handling of Sandusky case

    The handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case is still being called into question — most recently by the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general.

    Gov. Tom Corbett is challenging detractors to prove their claims.

    It’s not the first time Corbett has explained why the investigation and arrest of Sandusky unfolded the way it did.

    Saying the criticism “becomes personal after a while,” Corbett asks, where there is evidence of a conspiracy.

    “It’s all speculation. There’s not one person out there that’s going to say that I told them, ‘Hold that case up. Don’t do that.’ Not one. Cause it didn’t happen,” Corbett said Thursday.

    Kathleen Kane, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, says she would investigate how the case was handled, and why it took three years to bring charges against Sandusky.

    Republican candidate Dave Freed says he would review the case as a matter of course, but also that the “proof is in the pudding” — that the case was well executed because Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 charges.

    Corbett says the Kane campaign and Democrats are playing politics. He says arresting Sandusky earlier would have compromised the case.

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