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Two Penn State officials imprisoned in Sandusky scandal

July 15, 2017, 5:09 pm

Two former Penn State administrators began serving their prison sentences Saturday for their roles in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

Ex-Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former senior vice president Gary Schultz each reported to the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pa., where they will be jailed for three and two months, respectively.

Both men pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor child endangerment related to the scandal involving Sandusky that led to the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno in November 2011.

Curley received a sentence of seven to 23 months -- three to be served in jail and four under house arrest, according to

Schultz was sentenced to six to 23 months, with a jail term of two months and house arrest of four. Both men were fined $5,000 and must serve 200 hours of community service.

Schultz and Curley were arrested in 2011. They were charged with felony conspiracy and on suspicion of failing to notify authorities of reports of child sexual abuse by Sandusky, who was convicted in 2012 on 45 counts in the sexual abuse of 10 boys.

Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison -- with accusations stemming as far back as the 1970s.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted of one count of child endangerment in March over his handling of a complaint against then-retired assistant football coach Sandusky.

Spanier, Curley and Schultz handled a 2001 complaint by graduate assistant football coach Mike McQueary, who said he saw Sandusky -- at the time a retired defensive coach at Penn State -- sexually abusing a boy in a team shower.

The school administrators did not report the matter to police or child welfare authorities and Sandusky was not arrested until a decade later.


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