Spanier, Curley, Schultz Due in Court
HARRISBURG — Three former Penn State officials implicated in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal are scheduled to be in court Monday morning in Dauphin County.
Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz each face charges for an alleged cover-up.
Spanier used to be Penn State’s president. In November, he was charged in what prosecutors are calling a “conspiracy of silence.”
Linda Kelly was the state’s Attorney General at the time. She said, “If these men had done what they were supposed to do, legally required to do, several young men may not have been attacked by a serial predator.”
Curley, the former Penn State athletic director, and Schultz, the former Vice President of Finance, were already facing charges related to the scandal involving Jerry Sandusky and his sexual abuse of 10 boys.
In late 2011, Curley and Schultz were in court in Harrisburg, and a judge found enough evidence to send their charges onto court.
Mike McQueary, the former assistant football coach and star witness, testified during that hearing that he told the late Joe Paterno he saw Sandusky molesting a boy in a Penn State locker room shower.
Prosecutors say Curley, Schultz and Spanier learned of the report and failed to take the case to police. Prosecutors plan to use email evidence to prove the trio broke the law.
Before she was elected to serve as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Kathleen Kane spoke with Newswatch 16 about the case.
“We keep learning more and more about what men could have done to help a child and their failure to do so, and that’s sad,” Kane said in December 2011.
Jerry Sandusky was convicted last year and is serving what amounts to a life sentence in state prison.
Spanier, Curley and Schultz are all being tried together, and are scheduled for a hearing Monday morning in Harrisburg.