Critics of Governor Tom Corbett have charged that he was politically motivated to delay the case while he was serving as attorney general. But, a report issued today by current Attorney General Kathleen Kane says there is no direct evidence that politics hindered the case.
However, Kane's report did say that there was "a lack of urgency" in the investigation. She said Sandusky's home should have been searched earlier, and that Sandusky could have been immediately charged in 2010, instead of the case going to a Grand Jury. According to the report, senior leadership at the Office of Attorney General believed the case would better proceed if more victims were found.
"This case sat inactive for months while a predator was on the streets and a victim waited for justice.," Kane said.