(Harrisburg) -- The two Penn State administrators awaiting trial for failing to properly report suspected child abuse by Jerry Sandusky are arguing that the charge should be dismissed because the statute of limitations ran out.
Gary Schultz and Tim Curley filed a response this week to an effort by state prosecutors to keep the charge in place for trial, now scheduled to begin in a Harrisburg courtroom early next year.
Schultz, a retired university vice president, and Curley, on paid leave as athletic director, are disputing the prosecution's argument that the offense was a continuing offense. They say the state's interpretation would subject doctors, teachers and others to a lifelong obligation to report.
Schultz and Curley also face a count of perjury. Sandusky awaits sentencing on 45 child sexual abuse counts.
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