Penn State Faces Federal Penalties As Education Dept. Probes Sandusky Case

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In 2002, when a Pennsylvania State University football standout was accused of a dorm-room rape, the details were easy to come by.

After all, the alleged assault became a national news story when coach Joe Paterno allowed the accused cornerback to suit up for a postseason game despite the pending criminal charges.

The only place the curious couldn't find notice of the case was Penn State's federally mandated campus crime report.

It was never listed, though that was required by federal law even though the player was ultimately acquitted. In fact, the university reported no sexual assaults involving students on or off campus that year.

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