Freeh Report Due Thursday Morning

Investigation results are being revealed more than nine months after the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke at Penn State.

More than nine months after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal rocked Penn State, the independent group commissioned to examine the university's handling of the situation is about to reveal its findings.

The so-called Freeh Report, the compilation of which has been led by former FBI director Louis Freeh, will be released online Thursday morning. Freeh will hold a press conference in Philadelphia shortly after.

Last month, Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 child sex abuse charges. The former Penn State assistant football coach molested 10 different boys over a period of 15 years.

The Freeh Report is expected to shed light on how much school officials — including Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno — knew about Sandusky's behavior before law enforcement officials became involved with the case.

Paterno was fired last November in the wake of the scandal and died of lung cancer in January.

Former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former PSU vice president Gary Schultz are both facing perjury charges for allegedly lying to the grand jury investigating the Sandusky case. Both maintain their innocence.

Evidence purported to be from the Freeh Report was leaked to national media outlets in recent weeks. It suggested Curley, Schultz and former school president Graham Spanier had email conversations in which they hashed out how to deal with a 2001 report that Sandusky had inappropriate contacted with a boy in Penn State football facility.

Penn State commissioned Freeh's law firm to conduct the independent investigation shortly after the scandal broke.

The entire press release from Freeh's firm follows:

Judge Louis Freeh announced today that his report of the investigation into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky, will be published online at 9 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 12. Judge Freeh will also hold a press conference for members of the media at 10 a.m. EDT on the same day to discuss the findings and recommendations in the report. Judge Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, were retained in November 2011 on behalf of the Special Investigations Task Force of the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University to conduct the independent investigation.

The report will be available as a PDF file at The publication of the report will be the first time anyone outside of Judge Freeh’s investigative team will in any way receive the report, including The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees and the Special Investigations Task Force. With the exception of the interim recommendations made by Judge Freeh’s team in January 2012, this will also be the first time the full recommendations will be shared.

A live feed of the press conference will be available to the media through satellite broadcast detailed below. Additionally, a video replay of the press conference will be available to the general public later that day on the same website.

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