Just when most of the rest of the world had started to move on from the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal at Penn State, the pot was stirred yet again as Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane appointed H. Geoffrey Moulton, Jr. as her special deputy in the investigation. Kane says Moulton will lead a thorough internal investigation to get to the bottom of what exactly went on when 48 counts of child sexual abuse were charged against Sandusky, 45 of which he was found guilty. Moulton’s job is investigate the handling of the situation by those who were aware of it and those who claim they weren’t, but should have been.
This appointing was part of Kane’s campaign and she’s holding true on her promise. In January, she was sworn in after becoming the first female and first Democrat attorney general in Pennsylvania state history. Of course, now the pressure is on to perform, but at least she’s come through on one promise already, which is by far the most important to all the victims of Sandusky’s sexual abuse and their families.
Moulton is definitely qualified for the job; he spent four years as first assistant U.S. attorney, a job that required him to supervise well over 100 lawyers and all the cases in which they were involved. Of course, a lot of what Moulton needs to know can’t be discovered due to the recent passing of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno. However, he’ll be counted on by a truckload of people to bring closure to one of the worst events in collegiate athletic history. No pressure.