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. Mary

    Those that let these crimes go on without involving law enforcement are PROTECTING and FEEDING the STATUTORY RAYPIST and many with in other organizations, with out them; hiding files, transferring priest to different parrishes to 'cover-up', ect, the BEAST will be exposed.

    June 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    The discussion is still open for those who THINK the enablers should receive stiffer sentences than the actual defendant.
    Thank you in advance.

    June 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name*midnitejax

    It was easier to lay the blame on JoePa than admit there was a coverup by administrators. PSU tried to deflect blame to avoid lawsuits by the victims.

    June 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dreamer96

    J Edgar Hoover had many secret files...and used some of them to stay in office....

    June 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Richtor

    Lots of laws would have to be changed. Policies and laws should NEVER be based on EMOTION, no matter what we THINK. Yeah, they should be pinished severly, but more than the perp? DonKt know about that one.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ Richtor, Think about all those Archbishop who transfer the priest or college officials that have files still being hidden in dank dark corners in other cases not in the news.
    If one hides what they know, how many offenders are really ruining victims lives?

    June 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kel (Marine) from S.C.

    As the saying goes “ Evil exists when good men do nothing”. This is a prime case and punishment should fit the crime. Jerry and all his cronies should spend the rest of their lives in jail. Semper Fi

    June 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    @ kel (Marine) from S.C.... 🙂 DING ... DING ... DING...
    “ Evil exists when good men do nothing”
    Thank you soooo very much for that!

    June 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CJ

    Maybe the media and all the other vultures will let JoePa rest now. Its clear others were culpable and for the university to lay this mess at his feet was disgraceful! Apologies to the Paterno family are warranted.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • mensa member

      Joe Perv Protector!

      June 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • KC

      Paterno is one of those "good men" who stood around and did nothing. Actually, he did the minimum. He was more worried about football and his legacy.
      CJ can go kiss up to the legacy of the Paterno football dynasty with the rest of the apologists.

      June 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl

      The Paterno family should be as much ashamed of Joe as the rest of the world should be. He was a weak man. He knew what was happening to those boys and didn't do a thing about it. Too bad it wasn't one of his boys. In my opinion he helped him get away with it. I hate weak men.

      June 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Elizabeth

    I just hope that this trial makes it clear just what survivors go through and why we don't tell when it happens.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nurse143

      Too true – imagine the victim who told back in 1998 and had investigations heard by police admitting Jerry knew his conduct was so awful he wished he was dead, yet no charges were filed. How does law enforcement explain that oversight and absence of justice? Don't think these idiots can now invoke the 5th amendment – they're going to have to answer for perjuring themselves and should be ashamed they left kids at risk to protect a predator and their precious football program.

      June 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mensa member

    Apologies to the Paterno family? Really? The statue of Joe Paterno should be removed from the campus and his image forever banned from Penn State. He should be tried in absentia. It is impossible to believe he was not fully aware he had a perverted child molestor on his payroll all those years.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RetiredVet

    Joe Paterno knew what was going on CJ, he just looked the other way. The true victims are the ones that were molested, not Paterno and the Penn State high ranking officials, they enabled this to happen.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Places such as Penn State, The vatican along with other denominations, and boyscouts to name a few organizations have proven to be *safe havens* for child Raypists and deserve NO federal money in any way shape or form.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    Btw, make sure the priest or pastor in your church is safe before donating any funds.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Helen

    i am sure these guys were saying the same thing anytime someone attempts to report a person from their ranks " I am sure you are mistaken, he is form a good family or a good man" and yes all kids just misunderstood his intentions. This is all too often what parents and kids are told when they report inappropriate behavior. A person visually witness a child being abused before anything is done!

    June 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
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