A judge ruled today there was sufficient evidence for three former Penn State administrators to stand trial for allegedly covering up former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's past child abuse. Over the last two days, Judge William Wenner heard preliminary arguments for charges against former Penn State President Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president Gary Schultz relating to the child abuse scandal that rocked Penn State last year. Despite a small army of attorneys working in their favor, the former officials will still face charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and endangering the welfare of children.
The former university officials are accused of working to cover-up and conceal a 2001 incident in which former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was caught in a locker-room shower with a young boy. The Freeh Report outlined the accusations against the three men fairly convincingly. There are emails sent by Schultz and Curley, with Spanier included in the chain, that openly discuss Sandusky's 2001 incident. Spanier has tried to defend himself before with middling results. Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child abuse and sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in a SuperMax prison in October.
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