By not reporting Sandusky's activities and allowing him on the campus after these incidents, university officials essentially assisted Sandusky in his crimes. As the report poignantly states, university officials gave him access to the university and the trappings of a top college football program. The officials thus "provided Sandusky with the very currency that enabled him to attract his victims."
As prosecutors decide their next move, the Freeh Report offers a description of facts tailor-made for an indictment for endangering the welfare of a minor. It provides perhaps even more.
Typically, to conspire to commit a crime or to aid and abet a crime, you have to desire that the crime occur. No one argues that Penn State officials wanted Sandusky to rape boys. Courts, however, are beginning to recognize that for very serious crimes, if you take an action that you know assists the completion of that crime, you may well be legally responsible as a conspirator, aider or abettor.
If prosecutors elect to use the trend in modern conspiracy and complicity law to bring indictments in this case, the perjury and failure to report charges against Curley and Schultz will seem like minor offenses in hindsight. And the Freeh Report gives prosecutors the ammunition to do just that.
You can read the full investigative report by Louis Freeh in PDF format here: msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/REPORTFINAL071212.pdf
Intellpuke: You can read this article by NBC News Legal Analyst Wesley Oliver, a professor at Duquesne Law School, in context here: openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/12/12703541-analysis-paterno-could-have-been-indicted-if-he-had-lived?lite