US college 'hid facts' on abuse

The famed college football coach, Joe Paterno, and other senior officials "concealed critical facts" about an assistant coach's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, an internal investigation has found.

The report released yesterday is the result of an eight-month inquiry by Louis Freeh, a former FBI director hired by Penn State University trustees weeks after Jerry Sandusky was arrested on charges of child abuse.

Sandusky, who was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse when he stood trial in June, is expected to serve a life sentence.