Though Jerry Sandusky is behind bars, the aftershock of the charges that Sandusky was convicted on are still reverberating through the Pennsylvania law system.
Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, the Penn State administrators charged with perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse after former assistant football coach Mike McQueary told them about an incident involving Sandusky and a boy in February 2001, have a pre-trial hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Dauphin County Courthouse.
Curley and Schultz will appear before President Judge Todd Hoover. The meeting will be held in the judge’s chambers and will be closed to the public and the media.
Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator was recently charged on 45 counts of sexually abusing boys he met through his charity, The Second Mile.
Schultz and Curley both deny the charges against them and each filed separate motions in February asking the courts to dismiss their charges. In response to the motion filed by Schultz, the Office of the Attorney General indicated that Schultz lied so many times in front of the grand jury they can’t respond to each lie individually.
In a motion filed by the Attorney General it was revealed that investigators recently obtained a secret file Schultz had on Sandusky. According to the motion, some documents in the file directly contradict some of the testimony Curley and Schultz gave before the grand jury.
The file also includes emails sent between Schultz and former university President Graham Spanier that discussed not alerting authorities about the incident reported by McQueary.
According to a CNN report, Curley wrote in an email to Spanier and Schultz that, after speaking with former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, he did not feel comfortable reporting a 2001 incident in which Sandusky was found in the shower with a young boy, known in the Sandusky case as “Victim 2.”
Sandusky was found not guilty of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with the boy referred to as “Victim 2,” but was found guilty of sexual abuse in relation to “Victim 2.”
At his preliminary hearing, Curley testified that he told Spanier about the shower incident, but said he did not follow up and try to and figure out who the boy involved was.
Spanier filed in May to force the university to give him certain emails he had sent that had been obtained in the internal investigation headed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. Freeh’s report will be released at 9 a.m. Thursday.