Corbett Talks Penn State Report, Defends AG's Investigation

By Matt Hicks

July 12, 2012 Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A new report released Thursday morning shows Penn State should have done more when it came to the recent child sex abuse scandal that rocked the campus.

Governor Tom Corbett, who first launched the commonwealth's investigation as Attorney General, spoke out about the matter Thursday afternoon, but not without questions from the media over whether the Attorney General's office, under his leadership, could have done more.

"We do not hold up investigations for anything," Corbett told members of the media. "You are disparaging the men and women in that office who have worked very hard to get to the result that justice was served and a monster was taken off the streets."

The monster Corbett spoke of is former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted last month on 45 counts of child sexual assault.

Corbett could not comment on the report, which was penned by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

Corbett said he didn't have a chance to read the report by the time of his press conference, but said there are many lessons to be learned from the incident. And not just at Penn State, but across the country.

"That there are monsters among us, that there are people who will hurt children for their own sexual gratification and that we do have to report, that we do have to follow up," said Corbett.

Penn State has implemented several recommendations from the FBI, including two new policies to better protect children.