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Penn State says little about feds' Clery Act report

Published On: Jul 15 2013 03:06:05 PM EDT
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Penn State said it's received a preliminary report from the federal government regarding whether its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal complied with campus crime reporting requirements.

The school said Monday that neither it nor the U.S. Department of Education can release information about the Clery Act report at this time.

Penn State said university officials have given the federal review team access to the records and information they've requested.


The law, named for rape and murder victim Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman killed in a campus residence hall in 1986, requires universities to publish annual reports and maintain a daily crime log.

Prosecutors allege high-ranking university officials failed to properly report suspected abuse of children by Sandusky, the school's former assistant football coach.