The abuses in the Penn State sex abuse scandal could have been prevented according to Governor Tom Corbett. The governor says plenty of people missed the chance to help these kids in need.

The past weekend, with no incidents at the football game and no further allegations, Penn State took a big step towards bringing back to some sense of normalcy. But many believe these allegations could be just the tip of the iceberg. Governor Tom Corbett believes there will be more victims and more fallout from this case.

The failure to act seems to be a common theme in the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Governor Tom Corbett said action could have prevented some of the eight alleged abuses by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

"I've always have said that actions speak louder than words. That should not have been able to continue," said Governor Corbett during an appearance on FOX News Sunday.

Governor Corbett said assistant Mike McQueary and Joe Paterno did not break any laws by not reporting one of the abuses directly to the police. According to the grand jury presentment, McQueary witnessed Jerry Sandusky raping a 10-year-old boy in a locker room shower in 2002.

Instead of calling police, McQueary told Joe Paterno who turned the investigation over to his superiors. Despite not breaking the law, Paterno still lost his job.

"When you don't follow through, when you don't make sure actions were taken, that would make me lose confidence in your ability to lead and that's the case here," said Governor Corbett.

Corbett also said he expects more victims to come forward as the investigation continues. Meanwhile, former players, friends and supporters continued to rally at Joe Pa's house in support of the legendary coach.

"When Joe said that you know he wish he would have done more, I said that's vintage Joe and that's his character. He's probably feeling you know guilty himself," said former Penn State and NFL player Franco Harris.

To prevent further abuses, some legislators are looking into tightening Pennsylvania's child abuse reporting laws. In states like Connecticut, people are required by law to report the potential abuse directly to police.

"I have a requirement to make sure that we protect the children of Pennsylvania, that's my focus in this," said Governor Corbett.

This story now moves from the court of public opinion to the court of law. Former Vice-President of Business and Finance Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley are charged with perjury for trying to cover up the abuses.

They are scheduled to be in a Harrisburg court on Thursday. Sandusky will next appear before a judge on December 7.