Two Penn State University officials appeared Monday in a Harrisburg, Pa., district court to be charged with lying to a grand jury investigating allegations that former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children and failing to report suspected sexual abuse of a child.
Bail for Tim Curley, the school’s athletic director, and Gary Schulta, senior vice president for business and finance, was set at $75,000. They were not required to enter pleas and surrendered their passports. Curley, 57, has taken a leave of absence from the school and Schultz, 62, has returned to retirement.
Both appeared shortly after Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly and Frank Noonan, state police commissioner, spelled out in a press conference the reasons for the charges against them.
Sandusky, 67, has been charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of eight victims over 15 years. He allegedly met the boys through his charity for at-risk youngsters, The Second Mile. Although he retired in 1999, he continued to have an office in and access to the football facility. Charges against him cover the years 1994-2009.
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