Recently Resigned Penn State Officials Facing Charges

Penn State defensive coordinator charged with sexual abuse

WRITTEN BY: Danielle Olipra
Jerry Sandusky, escorted by Pennsylvania State Police
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Jerry Sandusky, escorted by Pennsylvania State Police

Gary Shultz, Penn State's vice president for finance and business, and athletic director Tim Curley, will face arraignment on Monday on charges they lied to a grand jury during the sexual abuse investigation against Jerry Sandusky, the university’s former defensive coordinator, CBS News reports.

Sandusky’s career at Penn State under coach Joe Paterno helped the university build their reputation at “Linebacker U”, and score the most wins in Division I history.  But for the past three years, Sandusky has been under investigation for sex crimes against young boys.  He currently faces 40 charges, ranging from inappropriate touching to statutory rape, but maintains his innocence.

According his indictment, the alleged incidents took place over the course of 15 years, both before and after his retirement in 1999, and several of the crimes took place in the Lasch Football Building on campus.  A graduate assistant reportedly witnessed Sandusky sodomizing a young boy in the shower in the spring of 2002. He testified that he told Paterno the next day, who contacted Curley and Schultz.  They met with the graduate assistant, but police were never contacted.

Both Curley and Schultz resigned on Sunday night but claim they are innocent.  Coach Paterno is currently considered a witness and is not under investigation.  Penn State has banned Sandusky from the campus. He is out on $100,000 bail.

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