Penn State faculty wants independent investigation

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Faculty members at Penn State are calling for an independent investigation of how the university handled allegations of child sexual abuse.

A resolution endorsed Friday by the faculty Senate calls for an investigation to be led by a committee whose chair has no links to Penn State. The resolution says a majority of the group's members must never have been affiliated with the university.

The move comes weeks after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys over a 15-year period. Authorities say some assaults happened on campus and were reported to administrators but not to police.

Sandusky says he is innocent.

Last week, the university formed an investigative committee led by two trustees: Merck pharmaceutical company CEO Kenneth Frazier and state education Secretary Ronald Tomalis.