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article image3 ex-Penn State officials face key hearing in Sandusky scandal

By Yukio Strachan     Jul 29, 2013 in Crime
Harrisburg - A judge on Monday will decide if there is enough evidence to warrant a trial on charges involving Jerry Sandusky against three ex-Penn State administrators, including former President Graham B. Spanier, in hiding sexual abuse allegations for a decade.
Spanier, 65, retired Senior Vice President Gary Schultz, 63, and former Athletic Director Tim Curley, 59, are charged with perjury, child endangerment, obstruction, and failing to report abuse. The men could face prison if convicted. Lawyers for all three have said they are innocent, according to
At the preliminary hearing in Dauphin County Court in Harrisburg, prosecutors will present evidence against the defendants stemming from a November 2012 grand jury report.
The grand jury accused Spanier (SPAN'-yer), Curley and Schultz of failing to alert authorities after Mike McQueary, an assistant football coach, told school officials in 2001 that he saw Sandusky anally raping a boy in a locker room shower.
Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner will then decide if there is enough evidence to bring the case to trial. The hearing could spill over into Tuesday, and court officials have cleared the courtroom’s schedule for Thursday if a third day is needed.
Sandusky, 69, a former assistant football coach, was convicted in June 2012 of 45 counts of sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a 15 year period. He is serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years in a state prison.
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