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Corbett Open to Another Sandusky Investigation

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said Attorney General elect, Kathleen Kane, is welcome to make good on her promises to investigate the way the AG's office handledthe Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case under his leadership.

Kane said repeatedly on the campaign trail that she fully intends to open an investigation into why it took nearly three years to arrest Sandusky, and why the case was handled the way it was.  The Democrat also said if she found no evidence of foot-dragging, she’d move on.

Corbett said, if that’s so, then there is no reason Kane's investigation into the Sandusky case should take longer than a few months, starting from the time Kane takes office in January.

“Since she’s the one who wants speed in investigations, I hope that she does this very quickly, because it’s not going to take too long to sit down and talk to everybody and say, 'Did you ever receive orders?  Are there any e-mails?'  There is nothing out there.”

Kane comes into the office having received more statewide votes than any other Democratic candidate, as well being the decisive winner among voters in Centre County, ground zero of the Sandusky scandal.  Corbett said he welcomes a probe into the Sandusky prosecution.

“I’ve never heard of an investigation being criticized for being successful.  But this is partisan politics time,” said Corbett.  “Now she’s going to have to take a look at it, and say, ‘was there anybody that ever heard me say to slow it down?’  No.”

Corbett made his remarks on the Radio PA show, “Ask the Governor.”

Through her campaign spokesman, Kane said she would determine the length of any investigation.