Posted July 30, 2013

Judge orders ex-Penn State officials to stand trial for alleged cover-up in Sandusky sex abuse case

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, along with two other former school officials, will face charges connected to a coverup of Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse. (Getty Images)

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, along with two other former school officials, will face charges connected to an alleged cover-up of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse. (Getty Images)

A judge has ordered three former Penn State officials to stand trial on all charges related to their alleged cover up in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to multiple reports including the Associated Press.

District Judge William Wenner ruled Tuesday that then-president Graham Spanier, retired university vice president Gary Schultz and then-athletic director Tim Curley must face trial on charges they covered up an allegation that Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was sexually preying on and abusing boys. The charges include perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy. Those charges include allegations of hiding evidence from investigators and lying to the grand jury.

Sandusky was convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse on 10 boys but maintains his innocence and is appealing a 30- to 60-year state prison term.

Wenner called it “a tragic day for Penn State University to say the least.”

The Penn State officials have stated their innocence, claiming they were never aware that an allegation at the time involved anything of a sexual nature. They say they had believed that Sandusky and the boy, known in court papers as Victim 2, were engaged in nothing more than horseplay in a university locker room shower earlier that month.


4 comments
joeshine730
joeshine730

Measure them three up for striped suits and nice prison garb for ten years or so. The worst of the lot is the Schultz guy who over saw the campus police. Just electrocute Schultz for letting this go on for 11 more years.

pack fan
pack fan

I hope they end up in prison if they really did try to cover up for Sandusky, and it sure looks like they did, how ironic if they were trying to preserve the penn st. Mystique, instead they brought down the house of cards.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

These three will soon be where Big Bubba can engage in some horseplay with them. 

joeshine730
joeshine730

Prison here we come for the 3 liars of Penn State.