Sara Ganim and Jan Murphy at the Patriot-News have more on Tom Corbett's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation, which was going on while the attorney general was running for governor in 2010:
Just as they did during the legislative corruption investigation, people are accusing Corbett of dragging his feet on the Sandusky case for political purposes.
At that point in the case, only one investigator — a state police trooper — was handling the case, and it only involved one accuser, the now-18-year-old man from Clinton County known in court records as Victim One.
It wasn’t until January when Frank Noonan took over as state police commissioner that seven more investigators from the state police and attorney general’s office were added to the case.
Noonan, among others, defends Corbett’s handling of the case.
“I can say that I was intimately involved in every decision that was made in this case, and nothing could be further from the truth. Gov. Corbett gave us everything we needed to do the investigation and was anxious for it to be concluded as quickly as possible, and I know that because I was involved with it and with him the entire time,” Noonan said.