Former FBI director will head Penn State’s special investigation committee

    The special Penn State investigative committee formed in the wake of child sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is set to hold a news conference.

    The trustees committee scheduled a news conference for this morning in Philadelphia.

    Update, 10:20 a.m. Louis Freeh will head the university’s special investigation committee, WHYY/NewsWorks’ Jen Howard reports. Freeh is a former FBI director, assistant U.S. Attorney and U.S. District Court judge.


    The committee is examining the actions of university officials in response to allegations of sexual abuse detailed in a grand jury report released earlier this month.

    Stay tuned: we’ll be there, and we’ll let you know what happens.

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