Judge weighs dis­missal of Penn State ex­of­fi­cials’ charges

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS - By Mark Scolforo

A new judge in the crim­i­nal case of three for­mer high-rank­ing Penn State ad­min­is­tra­tors charged over their han­dling of abuse com­plaints about Jerry San­dusky is de­cid­ing whether the case should go for­ward.

Judge John Boc­ca­bella heard ar­gu­ments Thurs­day over what should hap­pen with the charges of en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of chil­dren and fail­ure to prop­erly re­port sus­pected abuse.

De­fen­dants Gra­ham Spanier, Tim Cur­ley and Gary Schultz at­tended the pro­ceed­ings, which could be the pre­lude to trial in the case that’s now nearly five years old.

The judge is con­sid­er­ing whether to toss the re­main­ing charges, if the trial should be moved from Har­ris­burg and if the de­fen­dants should be tried sep­a­rately.

San­dusky is a for­mer as­sis­tant foot­ball coach con­victed of sex­ual abuse of 10 boys. He’s ap­peal­ing a 45-count con­vic­tion.

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