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Penn State Scandal: Joe Paterno Not A Target In Jerry Sandusky Investigation, Says Attorney General Linda Kelly

Penn State head coach Joe Paterno has been cooperative with the Jerry Sandusky investigation and is not "a target at this point," according to Pennsylvania attorney general Linda Kelly.

But she and police investigator Frank Noonan wondered why the police were not called after a 2002 incident when Paterno was told about Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in the Penn State locker room showers.

"I have never been involved with a case like this where police weren't called," Noonan said, "This is not a case about football or universities. It's about children having innocence stolen and lack of action being taken."    

Kelly cited the unwillingness of Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and university vice president Gary Schultz to inform the proper authorities, alluding to their role as enablers who allowed Sandusky to prey on more children. Kelly did not say whether more charges could be leveled at anyone involved in the case, but noted that Paterno is currently in no legal danger.

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