Accused Penn State higher-ups face perjury hearing

By Maryclaire Dale

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Dec. 16 2011 1:10 a.m. MST

FILE -- In a Nov. 7, 2011 file photo former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, left, and former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, right, enter a district judge's office for an arraignment in Harrisburg, Pa. Curley and Schultz have been charged with perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania’s child protective services law in connection with the investigation into allegations involving former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the state attorney general’s office.

file, AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two of Penn State's top administrators are heading to court to fight perjury charges and allegations they didn't respond properly nine years ago after getting a report that a young boy had been sodomized in the football team's showers.

Gary Schultz and Tim Curley's preliminary hearing in Harrisburg on Friday will provide more of the alleged evidence against them. A district judge must determine if their cases should go to county court for trial.

They're charged with perjury and failure to report child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Schultz was a vice president at the university and had overseen the campus police. Curley was its long-serving athletic director.

Since they were arrested six weeks ago, Schultz has retired and Curley has been on administrative leave. They deny the charges.

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