Ex-Penn State vice president had secret file on Sandusky allegations, document indicates
A court document obtained by CNN appears to indicate Penn State's Gary Schultz maintained a file on Jerry Sandusky.
June 12th, 2012
10:46 AM ET

Ex-Penn State vice president had secret file on Sandusky allegations, document indicates

High-ranking officials at Penn State are accused of giving inconsistent testimony to a grand jury as well as not turning over a secret file containing allegations that Jerry Sandusky was acting inappropriately, according to court documents obtained by CNN.

"The file was created, maintained and possessed by Gary Schultz," according to the document.

Penn State's former vice president for finance and business, Gary Schultz, who also oversaw the college's police department, and former Athletic Director Tim Curley face charges including perjury and failure to report abuse in the scandal. The court documents say the file contains information that is inconsistent with Schultz's and Curley's previous statements to grand jury regarding the Sandusky case.

"The commonwealth has come into possession of computer data (again, subpoenaed long ago but not received from PSU until after the charges had been filed in this case) in the form of e-mails between Schultz, Curley and others that contradict their testimony before the Grand Jury,” the document states.

The motion filed by the attorney general accuses Pennsylvania State University officials of keeping a file with previously unknown details about the child sex abuse allegations against Sandusky. The attorney general's office claims the officials also withheld subpoenaed evidence.

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports that the documents bring up questions about what school officials knew about allegations against Sandusky, when they knew it and what they told authorities during their investigation.

Read the document (PDF)

The details emerged on the second day of Sandusky's trial, when the the alleged victim whose allegations triggered the criminal investigation is expected to take the stand. He is one of 10 boys who, prosecutors say, were sexually abused by the Nittany Lions' longtime defensive coordinator over a span of 15 years. Sandusky's trial on 52 charges is expected to continue for about three weeks.

soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. Sandusky Sandwich

    Pfffft! .......... please.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bigboard

    If true, this raises the stakes on Penn State's exposure.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scott

    Hey Mom and Dad. Wanna sned your kid off to play for Pedo State now?

    June 12, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Oh, ho!
    It's been suspected that they knew...now here is tangible proof!
    Here is hoping that additional charges are brought against the co-conspiraters!
    Just ghastly!

    June 12, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. riamb60

    Oh, great here we go again : Government shreds info, political candidates erase twitter accounts etc,etc
    This nonsense needs to stop, ppl who do hide evidence should be punished.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ali Baba

    Jerry Sandusky is innocent!

    June 12, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Disgusted

      You have got to be kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 12, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      then let him babysit for your family!

      June 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. OPEN400

    Paterno should have run his football program like Hoover ran the FBI(i.e. spying on employees). I guess Paterno was old fashion – hiring people that seem qualified and trusting them is old fashion.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Paterno didn't hire Curley or Shultz, they were above him...

      June 12, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. ldean50

    "All that is necessary for the triump of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmond Burke, Irish orator, philosopher and believe it or not... politician. (1729-1797). It is unfathonable to me that these men chose money and sacrificed the soul of a child (children) with that choice. I cannot comprehend it. I only hope they are held accountable.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Greg

    Can this info please clear JoePa of any wrongdoing? As I've been saying this whole time, he clearly informed Tim Curley and Gary Schultz (the proper authorities to notify) of what he knew and they didn't do a thing.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Patti

      When nothing was done he should have gone to the police and let them handle it. If the ball was dropped at that point he could say he did everything (legally) possible to help those children.

      June 12, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • riamb60

      It is a felony for Curley and Shultz, they knew what Sandusky did,they covered it up together with Penn State police.

      June 12, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      It was his legal responsibility to go to the police not his boss. He is an e equal co conspirator, this provides that all federal money should be perminatly pulled from Penn state

      June 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fearlessdude

    In the big confusion created by lawyers all these guys will get off free. But a female teacher who had a 15 year old student lover is sitting in jail. Justice American style. It is a man's world.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Too true. Money and boys clubs rule this nation

      June 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Andrew

    I have said it since the beginning. Gary Schultz was aware of the 1998 investigation, and had the most responsibility in 2002 to push for Sandusky to get charged. What a failure of a human being.

    June 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Then would you all go as far to say that the enablers (the ones who covered it up) should receive a harsher sentence?

    June 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Unfortunately, the law can only give the maximum for the charge they face if convicted.

      June 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sinfully Yours

    Sorry Pedo Bear. I had to do it...
    Penn State shall forever be known as
    Pedo State University! Home of the Pedo Bear!

    June 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |

      None taken Sinfully. I get your post and yes, the guy is absolutely sick and the more that comes out in the trial, the more the university is brought down as well.

      June 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    Amendola was asked why Sandusky still showered with young boys after 1998 when police had told him not to —and he told them he wouldn’t.

    “He viewed that more as an admonition, not an order,” Amendola said. “He didn’t think there was anything wrong with it.” Amendola added that Sandusky “never thought that the situation in ‘98 was a big deal. He never looked at as that serious.”

    This was someone who clearly needed to be watched even if never molested any children because he does not understand or care about keeping boundaries.

    June 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John Wesley

    Secret File? As we speak ,a Jury in Phildelphia is debating the fate of a priest name Lynn. Lynn prepared a list of Priests in the past who were suspected of child Abuse. Then the list was shredded at the direction of an Archbishop. Then a lawyer found a copy, Now it is being used as evidence against Lynn who is not charged with abusing children, but as a co conspirator with those who did, according to the Phil Inquirer and the Jury is still out.
    Now in the Sandusky case a secret memo of allegations appears,
    Is this how we handled Child abuse, No wonder the kids keep silent, nobody listens!!!

    June 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |

      I'll just follow the lead of the father in Texas. Some person tries to screw with my kid, he is dead. No questions asked! Long Live Texas!

      June 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
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