The Sandusky report: Kathleen Kane’s shovel
Who could have imagined that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane would be such a prolific hole digger?
On Monday, the AG formally released the findings of an independent review of the investigation into serial child molester Jerry Sandusky. As previously leaked, the very report that Ms. Kane, a Democrat, commissioned refuted Kane’s incendiary charge that then-AG Tom Corbett, a Republican, and/or his associates delayed the Sandusky probe for political reasons.
The report, however, did question the pace of the investigation. And while Kane characterized those findings as “crucial missteps” and “an inexcusable lack of urgency,” we would remind that prosecutory discretion is a thing of wide latitude and that Mr. Sandusky is in prison for the rest of his life.
Kane, however, decided to break out the shovel and dig another hole. In a startling claim, Kane said two men contend Sandusky molested them in the fall of 2009, several months after the investigation began into the former Penn State football coach.
The implication, found nowhere in the independent review or even in Kane’s news release on the report, is that the AG office’s delays allowed others to be victimized. Kane conveniently demurred when pressed for details. Her second hole collapsed on top of the first when prosecutors involved in the Sandusky case called the new charge a “fiction.”
“When at first you don’t succeed, dig, dig again,” Madam Attorney General?