Nov 13, 2011 1:50 PM by Trovette Tottress

Gov.: Penn St. assistant failed `moral obligation'

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's governor says lawmakers from both parties want to toughen state laws on reporting sex assaults, following the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. Gov. Tom Corbett also told NBC's "Meet the Press" that an assistant coach who told a grand jury he saw another coach molest a child had "a moral obligation" to intervene, but failed to do so. The coach who testified, Mike McQueary, had said he saw retired Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a boy in a shower at a campus football facility almost a decade ago. McQueary had told the grand jury he was distraught and later
told head coach Joe Paterno what he saw. Corbett says the state's attorney general has decided that McQueary "met the minimum obligation" of reporting what he had seen, but in his view, that wasn't enough. Sandusky has maintained his innocence. Corbett says he expects more allegations of abuse to surface.


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