For­mer Penn State of­fi­cials start jail terms

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

Two for­mer high-rank­ing Penn State ad­min­is­tra­tors be­gan jail sen­tences Satur­day morning for how they re­sponded to a 2001 complaint about for­mer as­sis­tant foot­ball coach Jerry San­dusky show­er­ing with a boy.

For­mer univer­sity vice pres­i­dent Gary Schultz and for­mer ath­letic di­rec­tor Tim Cur­ley turned them­selves in, said Lt. Michael Woods of the Cen­tre County Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity. Wood said he was not au­tho­rized to re­lease any other de­tails from the jail in Belle­fonte, Pa.

Schultz and Cur­ley pleaded guilty to mis­de­meanor child en­dan­ger­ment in March.

Cur­ley, 63, must serve three months in jail, while Schultz, 67, has two months be­hind bars.

For­mer Penn State pres­i­dent Gra­ham Spanier, 68, was con­victed of the same of­fense and faces two months in jail. Spanier is free on bail while he ap­peals to Su­pe­rior Court.

The three men re­ceived a complaint from a grad­u­ate as­sis­tant foot­ball coach in Fe­bru­ary 2001 who said he saw San­dusky ap­pear to sex­u­ally abuse a boy in a team shower. They told San­dusky not to bring chil­dren onto cam­pus any­more, but pros­e­cu­tors said the ad­min­is­tra­tors had no plan to en­force that rule.

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