Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that H. Geoffrey Moulton, Jr. will lead the office's internal investigation into how the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case was handled by Gov. Tom Corbett and others, according to a press release issued by the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.
When running for state attorney general in 2012, a major part of Kane's platform was pledging to investigate how Corbett and his office handled the investigation of former Penn State assistant coach Sandusky and allegations of sexual abuse.
Moulton will serve as a special deputy attorney general within the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, according to the release.
"Mr. Moulton is a highly respected former federal prosecutor who will assist us in providing a comprehensive and independent examination of the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation," Kane said in the release. "Once the facts have been uncovered, my office will make these findings available to the public."
Moulton served in senior positions in the federal government in Washington, D.C. as chief of counsel to U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman of Delaware from 2009 to 2011. He also served as chief of staff and deputy special inspector general for the office of Special Inspector General for the Trouble Asset Relief Program.
He is currently an associate professor at Widener University School of Law, but will begin his work effective immediately, according to the release.