Judge orders trial for 2 Penn St. officials

By Maryclaire Dale

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Dec. 16 2011 2:09 p.m. MST

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Lawyers for two Penn State officials charged with lying to a grand jury in the university's child sex-abuse scandal say their clients will be exonerated at trial.

District Judge William Wenner ruled Friday that prosecutors had probable cause to send the case against Tim Curley and Gary Schultz to trial.

Wenner heard testimony against Curley and Schultz on charges that they lied to a grand jury and didn't properly report an allegation that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sodomized a boy in a locker room shower in 2002.

Curley's attorney, Caroline Roberto, says prosecutors "will never be able to reach their burden proof at a trial." Schultz's attorney, Tom Farrell, says his client will be acquitted.

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