Former Penn State Execs Headed to Trial for Alleged Sandusky Cover-Up

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A court has ruled that former Penn State University President Graham Spanier and two other former top university officials will go to trial for allegedly covering up Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse crimes.

Prosecutors allege that Spanier, along with former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley failed to tell authorities that Sandusky was seen abusing a boy on campus after they were informed of the situation. The former Penn State executives also face accusations of lying to a grand jury about what they knew.

During the two-day hearing, assistant coach Mike McQueary, who witnessed Sandusky in the shower with a boy in 2001, and Lisa Powers, a spokeswoman for the university, testified about the university’s response to the incident.

The three men have been charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuses and conspiracy. It is unknown when the trial will start.

Last fall, Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. He was sentenced to at least 30 years and perhaps as many as 60 years in prison.

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