Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has appointed H. Geoffrey Moulton, Jr. to lead her investigation into how the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case was handled by Gov. Tom Corbett and others, according to the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.
Moulton, who is currently an associate professor at the Widener University School of Law, will serve as a special deputy attorney general within the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General for the investigation, Spokesman for the Attorney General Dennis Fisher said.
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 defensive coordinator Sandusky and allegations of sexual abuse.
Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse in June and is currently serving a 30 to 60 year prison sentence in southwestern Pa.
The investigation looks to unearth why it took 33 months for Sandusky to be charged and whether the grand jury was the correct method to develop the case, Fisher said.
Moulton was an “ideal candidate” because of his extensive background, Fisher said.
Moulton has served in several senior positions in the federal government in Washington, D.C. including as chief of counsel to U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman of Delaware, according to a press release issued by Kane’s office. 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.
Moulton has also worked with Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, Widener University Spokeswoman Mary Allen said.
Allen said Moulton will remain a professor at Widener for this semester, but she said she did not know his plans past this term.
Fisher said he does not know how Moulton will balance his time between Widener and the investigation, but Kane knows he will do a “thorough job in the investigation.”
Moulton will report directly to Kane during the course of the investigation, Fisher said. Kane will be directly involved with the investigation, Fisher said.
Fisher said that the investigation team consists solely of Moulton. Moulton has also not worked with Kane in the past, Fisher said.
Though Moulton will begin immediately in Kane’s heavily discussed investigation into the Sandusky case, there is currently no timetable regarding when results will be released, Fisher said. The findings of the investigation will be released whenever they believe the investigation is complete, Fisher said.
“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 could not be reached by press time Monday.