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3 Ex-Penn State Officials Get Jail Time For The Sandusky Scandal

Former Penn State employees Gary Schultz, Graham Spanier and Tim Curley will spend at least two months behind bars for their roles in the cover-up.
Posted at 6:41 PM, Jun 02, 2017

Three former Penn State administrators will go to jail after being sentenced in connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Former Vice President Gary Schultz, former President Graham Spanier and former Athletic Director Tim Curley will all spend at least two months in jail on child endangerment charges.

Schultz and Curley are facing a maximum 23-month sentence, while Spanier could spend up to one year in jail. All will serve additional time under house arrest after their release.

Spanier plans to appeal a child endangerment charge the other two pleaded guilty to. All three were also fined and sentenced to community service.

Prosecutors said all three administrators failed to tell authorities after they had reasonable suspicion that Sandusky, then the football team's defensive coordinator, molested a child.

The judge said, "All three ignored the opportunity to put an end to Sandusky's crimes when they had a chance to do so."

Former Penn State grad assistant coach Mike McQueary told administrators and former head coach Joe Paterno he witnessed Sandusky molesting a boy in 2001. Sandusky wasn't arrested until 2011.

All three issued statements apologizing to the victims, saying they wished they had done more to prevent further abuse by Sandusky.

Pennsylvania's attorney general said the verdict "leaves no doubt that there are consequences for failing to protect children in Pennsylvania."

Paterno died in 2012, but an investigation into the Sandusky scandal determined that Paterno tried to keep the story quiet so Penn State wouldn't look bad.