Penn State Officials Charged in Sex Abuse Scandal

Two officials from Pennsylvania State University have been charged with failing to report suspected child abuse by the university’s former football coach and committing perjury in their grand jury testimony. Senior Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley allegedly failed to inform law enforcement about complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused eight boys over a span of 15 years. Both Schultz and Curley stepped down from their positions immediately after the charges were announced.

Sandusky is charged with both making sexual advances and having oral and anal sex with the victims, who were in their early teens when the alleged abuse occurred.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly believes that there are more victims in this case who have not come forward. She stated, “When you look at the totality of the circumstances and the number of victims that we have, I don’t think it would be beyond the realm of possibility that there are other victims that exist here.” Kelly encourages witnesses to come forth and indicated that “This is an ongoing and active investigation. We are determined to quickly respond to any new witnesses or any additional information that may appear.”


Associated Press 11/7/11: ABC News 11/7/11

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