STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz did not possess "secret files," his lawyer said late Tuesday, responding to reports that investigators have emails in which Schultz and the university's then-president discussed not alerting child welfare authorities to a school employee's complaint about seeing Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy.
Schultz's lawyer, Tom Farrell, said in a statement that all of the former administrator's files were left behind when he retired, and were available to his secretaries and successor.
"The only 'secret' information revealed was the privileged grand jury information inaccurately described by unidentified law enforcement sources to the media," Farrell wrote.
Schultz awaits trial with Penn State athletic director Tim Curley on charges of failing to properly report suspected child abuse and lying to the grand jury that investigated Sandusky, allegations they both have denied. Sandusky, 68, is currently on trial in a central Pennsylvania courtroom, fighting allegations he sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year period.