The American School in Japan has finally made the announcement that victims of Jack Moyer's sex abuse have been waiting decades to hear: An independent investigation will examine the former teacher's suspected crimes and why school officials apparently allowed his attacks to continue unabated.

According to an email sent by ASIJ's board of directors on June 4, investigators will study the school's records related to Moyer, interview victims of his attacks and attempt to uncover what exactly school administrators knew of the alleged serial pedophile's assaults.

"It will address the allegations against Moyer, and assess how ASJI [sic] faculty, staff and administrators responded. It will also examine any other allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior at ASIJ that might surface as part of this investigation," states the email addressed to alumni and parents of children currently attending the school.