Petition Closed
Petitioning Pennsylvanians supporting House Resolution 520

Have the U.S. Attorney General appoint a special counsel

There were credible allegations of sexual abuse lodged against Jerry Sandusky as far back as 1998, yet the criminal complaint was not filed until 2009. While allegations were pending Jerry Sandusky continued to have minors putting them at risk of sexual abuse.

Letter to
Pennsylvanians supporting House Resolution 520
The citizens of Pennsylvania have the right to know why the Attorney General didn’t charge Sandusky immediately when there was credible evidence. By doing so this would have stopped Sandusky from preying on more young men. Instead with much less evidence the Attorney General’s office at the time prosecuted a doctor from Butler County who used his position at a school for dependent and delinquent teens to sexually assault two teenage boys.

State Representative Brandon Neuman (Demorcrat, 48th Legislative District, Washington Co.) has drafted a resolution calling on the U.S. Attorney General to appoint a special counsel to investigate Pennsylvania’s handling of the Sandusky case to determine if the Office of Attorney General under Tom Corbett did its job. Not surprisingly his resolution has gone nowhere, having been stalled since December by a House committee that is controlled by the governor’s Republican Party. Even though Jerry Sandusky is behind bars does not mean the investigation is over. To find out what really happened, why it was years before the criminal complaint was filed by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, an independent agency like the federal Attorney General’s office needs to investigate.
There are too many questions not answered. Please contact your local lawmaker and tell him or her to support House Resolution 520 for an investigation of Pennsylvania’s handling of the Sandusky case. Please sign this petition in support of House Resolution 520. If this investigation does not happen, something similar or worse is bound to happen again and we too will be uttering the same words as Joe Paterno….”With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.”

Kent Strohecker