An internal probe into the Penn State child sex abuse scandal found that top university officials concealed allegations of abuse by ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Read the full report (PDF) » | Full Story »
Founder of The Second Mile and retired Penn State assistant football coach; convicted of sexually abusing young boys he met through the non-profit organization over a period of at least 15 years.
Former Penn State head football coach; at 409 wins has the most wins of any major college football coach; coached at Penn State for a total of 61 years, including 45 years as head coach; died January 22, 2012, at age 85.
President of Penn State from September 1, 1995 to November 9, 2011.
Former vice president for finance and business at Penn State; charged with one count of felony perjury and one count of failure to report abuse allegations.
Former Penn State athletic director; charged with one count of felony perjury and one count of failure to report abuse allegations.
Penn State receivers coach who allegedly witnessed the rape of a young boy by Jerry Sandusky in a Penn State locker room in 2002; placed on administrative leave.
Below are selections from the timeline of events as published by the Freeh report, ending with Sandusky's conviction in June 2012. Entries have been edited for clarity.
The Freeh report said "the avoidance of the consequences of bad publicity" as a significant cause behind the "failure to protect child victims." The report also cited: