Jury selection for the trial of former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz is scheduled to begin on Jan. 7 at Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg.
Judge Todd Hoover signed the scheduling order Thursday after a hearing that was held to discuss several pre-trial motions.
Former Athletic Director Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Schultz are charged with perjury, after lying to a grand jury investigating former defensive football coach Jerry Sandusky’s suspected child sex abuse. They are also charged with failure to report suspected child abuse relating to a 2001 incident also involving Sandusky.
In his grand jury testimony, then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary said he walked into a Lasch Football Building locker room and saw Sandusky in the shower doing something of a "sexual nature" with a boy, and the next day told late head football coach Joe Paterno, who in turn told Curley and Schultz. The information about the abuse was never reported to police.
Hoover also ordered that prosecutors must file replies to the defense’s motion to sever the cases by Oct. 1, according to the order.
The defense has until Oct. 12 to file any more pre-trial motions and the prosecution has until Oct. 26 to file their responses, according to the order.
Curley and Schultz have both maintained their innocence through their attorneys, Caroline Roberto and Tom Farrell, respectively.
Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 counts of sexually abusing boys he met through his charity, the Second Mile.