Sandusky resolution stalls Pa. House

Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania House efforts to get details on the state investigation of Jerry Sandusky led to cancellation of Thursday's session, legislative documents said.

Democrats in the House attempted to force a vote on a resolution seeking details of the state attorney general's investigation of the child sex abuse scandal, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday.

The measure, calling for a federal investigation of how then-Attorney General Tom Corbett handled the inquiry, has been sitting in committee and not voted upon since December. When Democrats attempted to bring the matter to a vote Thursday, House Speaker Sam Smith, R-Jefferson, ended the session.

The Democrats sought a vote because of questions about how the child sex abuse case was handled and the dwindling time left in the legislative year, the newspaper said.

Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, and is scheduled to be sentenced next week. The trial of two Penn State officials also indicted in the probe is scheduled for January.

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