November 7th, 2011
01:02 AM ET

2 Penn state officials tied to Sandusky sex abuse case step down

Two Penn State university officials who are accused of misleading a grand jury in their investigation into child sexual abuse allegations against former coach Jerry Sandusky have stepped down, the university said early Monday morning.

Penn State Athletic Director Timothy Curley, 57, and Gary Schultz, 62, the university's senior vice president for finance and business, face charges of one count of perjury each.

They stepped down late Sunday after an emergency meeting of the university's board of trustees.

Curley and Schultz "allegedly failed to report the sexual assault of a young boy after the information was brought to their attention, and later made false statements to a grand jury that was investigating a series of assaults on young boys," Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said over the weekend.

Earlier, Penn State President Graham Spanier said Curley and Schultz have his "unconditional support."

"I have complete confidence in how they have handled the allegations about a former University employee," he said, adding that the charges are "groundless."

Curley requested to be placed on administrative leave so he could devote time needed to defend himself, the university said Monday. Schultz will go into retirement, it said.

The man at the center of the case is former assistant football coach Sandusky, 67, who served 23 years as defensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions,

Sandusky allegedly engaged in fondling, oral sex and anal sex with young boys over a period of more than 10 years, according to an investigative grand jury's summary of testimony.

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  1. Uncle Ray

    Phillip ,tell everyone how you love to play tickle the pickle. And dont forget how much you enjoy a good game of paint the taint.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thumper

      That's just nasty. Shut up, troll.

      November 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anne Dunlap

    In PA, it is LAW that any school official(as well as other professionals) who is concerned about the possibility of child abuse or neglect has or is occurring, MUST report this to Children and Youth services, filling out appropriate CY 47 forms and calling the appropriate resources. Don't you think Joe Paterno, a member of the PSU faculty, be held to this standard as well?

    November 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    Those who live in the past are doomed to live it.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    Those who live in the present are blessed to see life.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    Hello All.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    d

    November 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Hi, s kel.

    November 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    Hey JFI, I hope you feel better my friend.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @Philip

    I see what you did with your above post, but it will still be full on if you don't ignore me like I've been trying to ignore you.
    Picking apart my every post is trying my patience already, and I will thank you not to do that any more, when I'm trying to be gracious.
    Please cease your games.

    November 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    Philip I pray you get released fom those past demons. I really do. God bless you.

    November 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tee

    It is a travestry the way me mistreat our children in this country. Kiilling , kidnapping, raping, selling children. We should be angry, disturbed and mad as hell, as a society, but instead we praise and protect the adults who fail to protect OUR children, and let these precious children fall through the cracks.

    November 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tee

    SHAME ON THE STUDENTS AND STAFF AT PENN STATE. WHAT ABOUT THE VICTIMS. IF THEY WANT TO PROTEST AND OVERTURN VEHICLES , THEN THEY SHOULD DO THAT BECAUSE THE ADULTS FAIL TO PROTECT THESE POOR INNOCENT YOUTH. I CAN'T IMAGINE THE DAMAGE THAT WAS DONE BY THE SICK PEDOPHILE.

    November 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Giovannais

    Both the say-nothing faculty and "protesting" students are right out of the movie, Deliverance. Should any one of them, or their child, be violated in such a way, you can be sure their tune would change.

    November 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
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