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Joe Paterno

Report Finds Paterno

Aided Sandusky Cover-Up

7/12/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Joe Paterno participated in a 13-year conspiracy to hide Jerry Sandusky's sexual crimes against children from authorities ...  so says a new report issued by investigators connected to the Sandusky case.

The Freeh Group --an independent investigative task force hired by the Penn State University Board of Trustees -- released its report moments ago ... and according to investigators, Paterno, along with the most senior leaders of PSU, "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade."

In fact, the Freeh report concludes ... Paterno ... along with PSU president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz "repeatedly concealed critical facts" in order to prevent bad publicity for the school.

According to the report, Paterno knew about allegations concerning Sandusky since at least March of 1998 ... but failed to take any action to prevent Sandusky from having contact with young children.

"They showed no concern about the victim," the report reads.

"At the very least, Mr Paterno could have alerted the entire football staff, in order to prevent Sandusky from bringing another child into the Lasch Building."

The report says Paterno failed to take immediate action after Mike McQueary told him about Sandusky raping a boy in the gym shower in Feb. 2001 because Paterno "did not want to interfere with people's weekend."

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The Freeh report classifies PSU's non-action as "catastrophic failures."

Just last month, Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse ... and will most likely spend the rest of his disgusting life rotting away in prison.

Joe Paterno died back in January at the age of 85.

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61.

Joao    

Paterno is getting what he deserves, trust me and the rest will get their's as well. GOD has a way of dealing with these things.

835 days ago
62.

Brando    

What else is new? White men have been raping kids for hundreds of years and covering up for each other. Remember they raped those kids they enslaved during slavery. They still go round the world especially to Asia to have sex with kids as young as 2 years old. Look at them in the Catholic Church - All white men raping kids and covering up for each other. This is not a surprise to me!!! White men - STOP RAPING CHILDREN YOU PEADOPHILES.

835 days ago
63.

Brando    

What else is new? White men have been raping kids for hundreds of years and covering up for each other. Remember they raped those kids they enslaved during slavery. They still go round the world especially to Asia to have sex with kids as young as 2 years old. Look at them in the Catholic Church - All white men raping kids and covering up for each other. This is not a surprise to me!!! White men - STOP RAPING CHILDREN YOU PEADOPHILES.

835 days ago
64.

Brando    

White men - stop raping kids you ****ing perverted *******s.

835 days ago
65.

Just Karen    

I'm from Pennslyvania too and I think the whole Sanduksy thing is totally disgusting and everyone who knew what was going on and didn't do anything about it is just about as guilty as Sandusky is. They should all be fired! Good thing Paterno is dead too because he should be rotting in jail too! My heart goes out to all of those poor boys. Hopefully with this scandal brought out in the open, they can start to move on and heal.

835 days ago
66.

Dennis Johnson    

Paterno = cowardly self-centered arrogant egomaniac.Just a low level POS.

835 days ago
67.

Ty    

This has been going on for 14+ years and nothing ever came out? I cannot put myself in those poor kids' shoes but how come there was never any scandal? So many kids molested by that sick f*ck but how come they didnt tell their parents? And why did not parents blow of the roof of that sick place? Im kind of baffled by that. I understand that monster told kids all sort of lies and threatened them if the told but there were sooo many kids. A few must have told someone who should have gone ape sh*t on that mofo and place? What happened? Because otherwise this was one HUGE HUGE cover up.. maybe even police involved..

835 days ago
68.

Laura    

I do believe EVERYTHING happens for a reason and I do believe that Mr. Paterno's being exposed before his death was so that people wouldn't worship him for all his so good deeds to the College! I believe he was taken out quick by OUR creator! God didn't allow him to live much longer after his discovered health issues I'm sure he's getting his right now and Sandusky will not be far behind him, I'm sure! As for the others that knew of the sexual abuse regarding these young children, which are now grown adults, may you rot in hell as well and you will! To these men that came forward, I applaud your courage! You should be very proud of yourselves! Penn state has gone down in disgrace thanks to these sick minded, evil and cover-up b@stards!

835 days ago
69.

Zutopia    

And so goes your legacy Joe, hope you rot in hell!

835 days ago
70.

jen    

tear down the stupid statue of paterno, take his name off every building and tear down the showers, then give each victim 100 million and that will be a start....i wonder how much alum money is coming in today...freaks.

835 days ago
71.

Cooper    

PSU should take away Paterno's $13 million pension and give it to the victims and Mrs. Sandusky should be put on trial along with Spanier, Curley and Schultz.

835 days ago
72.

whocares    

I'm sure the kids at PS still will worship Parerno

835 days ago
73.

MsRita    

Earth to the Pertano family he is GUILTY. Make a Statement since you thought he was innocent.

However his rep is gone lol KARMA IS A BTCH

835 days ago
74.

IceGypsy    

How do you turn your back on children? That's sick. Throw all their asses in jail!!

835 days ago
75.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

If Paterno wasn't alarmed, maybe someone should look into Ol' Joe's relationships with boys. For all we know, maybe some of the Penn state football players were also involved with little boys.

835 days ago
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