State College, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Penn State’s leaders showed “total disregard” for victims of child sex abuse and failed to protect children, an internal review has found.

In fact, several senior officials “empowered” former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to attract more victims for child sex abuse, the report found.

In a statement released along with the 267-page report, Louis Freeh, the former FBI director and federal judge who spearheaded the review, blasted several top former officials at the school.

“Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State,” Freeh wrote.

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