Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General has named a former federal prosecutor to lead the internal probe into the way her predecessors handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane has appointed Geoffrey Moulton to the task, which Moulton will begin immediately.
Currently a professor at Widener University, Moulton served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania following a stint as a law clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been Chief Counsel to a U.S. Senator, Chief of Staff to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and the Project Director in 1993 for a U.S. Treasury Department probe into the raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.
Kane is looking to find out why it took more than three years for the Sandusky investigation to be advanced by the previous officials in her agency. During most of the Commonwealth’s probe, current Governor Tom Corbett was the state’s Attorney General.