2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

Mar 14, 2017, 00:35
2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

"Good morning", said a friendly Gary Schultz as he walked hand-in-hand with his wife toward the Dauphin County Courthouse Monday.

Almost six years after former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexual abuse of more than 50 young boys, two former Penn State University administrators plead guilty to endangering the welfare of children.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier is now the only man set to stand trial for criminal negligence, with Thompson reporting both Curley and Schultz could now potentially testify against Spanier for the prosecution following their guilty pleas.

Two former administrators at Penn State face jail after pleading guilty on Monday for their roles in the notorious sex abuse scandal that forced the dismissal of legendary coach Joe Paterno.

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The three former administrators oversaw a 2001 complaint by then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary, who reported that he witnessed Sandusky sexually abuse a boy in the program's Lasch Building shower. They did not report the matter to police or child welfare authorities but told Sandusky he was not allowed to bring children to the campus. They each pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of child endangerment, which carries a maximum penalty of $10,000 and five years in prison. Spanier was charged the following year on similar grounds and at the same time Curley and Schultz had the obstruction and conspiracy charges added.

The 73-year-old Sandusky, for his part, is serving a term of 30 to 60 years in prison.

Shortly after Sandusky's arrest, Paterno was sacked over his handling of the matter.

The university has settled with 33 people over allegations they were sexually abused by Sandusky, and has made total payments to them of $93 million. Our focus has been, and remains, on the victims of child abuse.

Curley entered his plea first, followed by Schultz.