Review of Penn State child-abuse probe to be issued on Monday

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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left,  arrives for sentencing on child sex abuse charges at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left, arrives for sentencing on child sex abuse charges at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Reuters) - A long-awaited probe into the investigation of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing children, will be released early next week, Pennsylvania authorities said on Friday.

Sandusky, the once-legendary assistant football coach, was convicted in 2012 of abusing 10 boys from 1994 to 2009, some in the Penn State showers, and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison. In 2013, the school agreed to pay $59.7 million to the victims.

The report, prepared by former federal prosecutor H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. at the request of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, will be released at a news conference on Monday, the attorney general's office said in a statement.

Kane, a Democrat, has been critical of how her predecessor, Tom Corbett, now the state's Republican governor, handled the case. She has argued that criminal charges should have been brought sooner, while Corbett has maintained that it took time to build the case against Sandusky.

A spokesman for the governor's office said Corbett will not make any comments regarding the report until it is released.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Edith Honan and Susan Heavey)

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