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. jenny

    aplogize to paterno...hahahaahh...thats funny...the paterno family should have to return their millions to the victims...this so called good man was a coward and loved his statue,football team, career and money more than the moral obligation to protect young boys from his football coach...he knew all along what was going on....his name should be removed from everything at PS, and tear down that statue....he should be tried in absentia....and the all the others should rot in h e l l ...they all knew and they all just wanted to protect a saturday football game....PS is disgusting

    June 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • the truth

      Jenny...u are right on. the truth finally comes out. there was a secret conspiracy to protect that animal Sandusky. paterno was the ring leader. sandusky had full access to all football facilities. sickening.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • georgiahull

      I agree with you completely. Prosecute them all to the fullest extent of the law..

      June 13, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Miss Trixie

      What you said.

      June 13, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Scholar

      Dear Jenny,

      You r absolutely correct. These so call men protected a meaningless game, wealth and the reputation of a third class high school on the middle of PA over innocent children. They deserve jail time for a long time to come. Ever since when are university breeding grounds for football rather than bastions for education and the development of youn minds. Clearly not a lot has change since the Roman Empire at Penn State where gladiators were more important than their great philosophers such as Seneca and Plato. However, this goes higher, all the way to the current Governor when he was a PA attorney in cutbacks this case. He should also be tried and if found guilty go to jail because he must have known about the hidden file.

      June 13, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • allens

      they should get life in prison for protecting that animal. thy allowed child molestation to keep going, they are a part of it. who do they think they are, the pope?

      June 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Carolyn

    Paterno is the lucky one. He's dead.

    June 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frowny face

      Idk, his name with forever be associated with these events. However, not that he wouldn't have deserved it.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kathy

    I agree and they should all sue Penn State....such a tragedy that a GAME is more important than these boys were...really sick!

    June 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      Much as I agree with you Kathy, sueing will occur in the courts of the county where Penn State is located. Large sums of money will not be forthcoming for the victims. There will be no lesson learned except that administrators take the fall for dumb decisions by both those under them, and by the administrators themselves. As far as I am concerned, the NCAA needs to strip Penn State of its football program for 3 years.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Penn State paying? Heck yes ! The Vatican paying? Heck yes! The boy scouts paying? Heck yes!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Feds need to start clamping down on these organizations NOW! yesterday would have been better though.

    June 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. marie

    Joe simply is not innocent. these men dont care about those kids, my guess those kids were abused by joe and a few others. only fellow pedophiles would turn a blind eye to the abuse. without a doubt this perverts wife was well aware of what was happening. for some adults money is more important than the kids. i say hang the pedophiles and life sentences for his little helpers, no mercy!

    June 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • georgiahull

      Right you are. All of the men knew they were abusing children especially the one keeping the file. The police should have been called. Good Old Boys Clubs Need to relate to Bubba at the County Jail.

      June 13, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. hanghimhigh

    Higher

    June 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Atompkins

    JOE PA you may have all those wins but at what cost.

    June 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Chin up! 🙂 There are people out here that care, they're just not in the right places it seems.
    Every previous organization I've mentioned would have been shut down if it were say... Drug house.
    Why then wouldn't we put churches (The Vatican), volunteer groups (BS), and Universities (PSU) on notice "either Clean up your act or we're shutting you DOWN!"
    The AUU stated that they intend to do back ground checks of all coaches and volunteers and to my knowledge that has been done before elsewhere yet these monsters still slither in to places where our children go to be Educated, Worship God, and enjoy Gods' majestic creation ... "Earth"

    June 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John Schwendler

    By the time this mess is over with, PA residents should be plenty upset about the $13m payment to the Paterno clan, and demand the money be returned.

    June 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • zeke

      It should all go to the victims, not a penny to the Paterno family.

      June 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      what 13 million?

      June 13, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. Nurse143

    Was evidence destroyed? What are Schultz & Curley saying about this?

    June 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. walkthetalk

    Can't cover this kind of thing up and think you will never get caught. Great way to be known in school history! Sickos!

    June 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. NSB008

    I hope that anyone that had knowledge of the abuse goes to jail for the rest of their lives..these people put the lives of these kids at risk over their own personal agendas..and as far as Sandusky..I hope he rots in jail..nothing short of death is too good for him.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jehsea

    I noted, after reading the horrific testimony of Victim 4 that rang loud and stung sharp and clear with what we in the legal profession call "the ring of truth" – that Sandusky was finally photographed with his head down, face drawn, shoulders slumped, feet shuffling – in other words, finally looking as if he was TAKING THE MATTER OF RAPING CHILDREN SERIOUSLY, AT LONG LAST. AND PERHAPS PRACTICING HIS "PERP SHUFFLE" FOR PRISON.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. zaqaz

    This is EXACTLY why reporting an incident of this magnitude to the campus security force is NOT the same as reporting that incident to the police.

    There is a conflict of interest for sure.

    June 13, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. Lisa

    These men disgust me greatly. A life sentence is what they deserve without a doubt. For evil to succeed all it takes is for good men to do nothing. Obviously the men at PU are evil men that chose a game over the lives of these young men who looked up to these men for direction and guidance.l To look the other way and do nothing makes one complicit in the crime and they must be pedophiles themselves, otherwise they would have saved these kids from the evil clutches of Sandusky.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
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