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nsucurrent.com June 25, 2017


Ex-Penn St officials sorry didn't do more in Sandusky case

03 June 2017, 02:14 | Lowell Little

A former Penn State President and two former administrators face sentencing in Harrisburg for their roles in the cover-up of child sex abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky. He was found guilty in March of one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Former university president Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were all convicted of child endangerment in the wake of the scandal surrounding the convicted serial child molester, who is now serving 30 to 60 years in prison. Curley and Schultz pleaded guilty to the same charge a week before the start of the trial.

Spanier, whose total sentence was four to 12 months incarceration, will be on probation for two years and must pay a $7,500 fine, according to Joe Grace, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania's attorney general's office.

Sandusky, 73, was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing boys he accessed through his Second Mile charity for at-risk children, some of whom he brought back to Penn State's campus.

None of the school officials reported the incident to law enforcement or youth services.

They all apologized in the courtroom to Sandusky's victims before the sentences were handed down.

The three men were accused of covering up a 2001 complaint filed by then-graduate student Michael McQueary, who said he witnessed Sandusky sexually assaulting a boy who was about 10 years old in the campus football locker room showers.

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Three ex-Penn State officials are getting jail time for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities.




"Why Mr. Sandusky was allowed to continue to the Penn State facilities is beyond me", Judge John Boccabella said. Prosecutors said that after McQueary recounted what he saw, the three administrators decided not to report it to authorities to protect the universitys reputation.

As a result, prosecutors said, the retired coach went on to victimize four more boys.

The scandal led to Paterno's firing in November 2011, and he died of cancer two months later at the age of 85.

But they say Curley's forgetfulness during his testimony wasn't credible.

Sandusky was not arrested until 2011, after an anonymous tip led prosecutors to investigate.

Curley and Schultz told the judge they were sorry they didn't do more.

Spanier, Curley and Schultz are all scheduled to be sentenced Friday at the Dauphin County Courthouse.

Penn State has paid out almost a quarter-billion dollars in fines, settlements and other costs associated with the scandal, and the football program suffered heavy NCAA sanctions.

Both the judge and prosecutors Friday thrust blame onto Paterno himself.



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