Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and Penn State Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz have been charged with perjury and failure to report suspected abuse, according to the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.
The charges stem from incidents revolving around former Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky, who was charged Friday with 40 counts on seven different charges after he was investigated by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury for sexually abusing up to eight young boys.
State Prosecutors told the Associated Press that Sandusky, 67, of State College was arrested Saturday. Curley, 57, and Schultz, 52, are expected to turn themselves in Monday in Harrisburg, according to the Attorney General's office.
At about 1 p.m. Saturday, Penn State President Graham Spanier released a statement regarding the situation, calling the allegations against Sandusky "troubling" and expressing his "unconditional support" for Curley and Schultz.
"I have known and worked daily with Tim and Gary for more than 16 years. I have complete confidence in how they have handled the allegations about a former University employee," Spanier said in the statement. "Tim Curley and Gary Schultz operate at the highest levels of honesty, integrity and compassion. I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally and appropriately."
In a statement also released Saturday, Curley's attorney Caroline Roberto said her client is innocent.
"We will vigorously challenge the charges in court, and we are confident he will be exonerated," Roberto said in the statement.
Schultz's attorney, Tom Farrell, also released a statement declaring his client's innocence.
"We believe in the legal system, and we believe it will vindicate him," Farrell said in the statement. "We will fight these charges in court, and Gary Schultz will be proven innocent of all of them."
But Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly said in a news release that Sandusky is a "sexual predator" who took advantage of his job at Penn State and his role in the community to "prey" on boys. Kelly also said high-profile university officials "allegedly failed to report" sexual assault after information was relayed to them about the incident, according to the release.
Also in the release, Pennsylvania State Commissioner Frank Noonan said he hopes people will understand that even suspicion of sexual abuse needs to be reported to police officials, as it "is a serious issue and children are often scared to tell anyone about the abuse."
Check back at collegian.psu.edu for updates, and read Monday's issue of The Daily Collegian.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.