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Three ex-Penn State officials to stand trial

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 30, 2013 2:12 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Three former Penn State administrators have been ordered to stand trial in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

A Dauphin County district judgehas  ruled prosecutors had shown enough evidence to warrant a trial for ex-President Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley.

State prosecutors allege that the men failed to tell police about sexual abuse allegations involving Sandusky and then tried to cover up what they knew about it.

The men say they're innocent and weren't aware of the allegation against Sandusky in 2001. They say they had believed Sandusky and the boy were engaged in nothing more than horseplay in a university locker room shower. 

Sandusky was convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

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Here are the charges the men faced by three former Penn State administrators: 

Graham Spanier, former president:

_ perjury 
_ two counts of endangering the welfare of children
_ three counts of conspiracy
_ obstruction
_ failure to report suspected child abuse


Gary Schultz, former senior vice president:

_ perjury
_ two counts of endangering the welfare of children
_ three counts of conspiracy
_ obstruction
_ failure to report suspected child abuse


Tim Curley, former director of athletics:

_ perjury
_ two counts of endangering the welfare of children
_ three counts of conspiracy
_ obstruction
_ failure to report suspected child abuse

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