Some charges against Penn State ex-administrators thrown out

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 22, 2016 1:47 PM

(Harrisburg) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has dismissed several of the more serious criminal charges against former Penn State administrators that relate to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Superior Court ruled Friday that Cynthia Baldwin, the university's then-general counsel, shouldn't have testified against Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Graham Spanier during grand jury proceedings.

The decision throws out perjury, obstruction and related conspiracy counts against Spanier, the school's former president, and Schultz, a former vice president. It also tosses charges of obstruction and a related conspiracy count against Curley, the school's former athletic director.

All three are still charged with failure to report suspected abuse and endangering the welfare of children. Curley also still faces a perjury count.

The attorney general's office declined comment.

Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. He maintains his innocence and is appealing.

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