Ex-Penn State officials arraigned on new charges

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  • Tim Curley, Gary Schultz face new charges in Jerry Sandusky scandal
  • Charges come after former Penn State President Graham Spanier was charged
Tim Curley (left) and Gary Schultz face new charges for their alleged role in the Jerry Sandusky case.

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Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former University Vice President Gary Schultz were arraigned on new charges Friday for their alleged role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Curley and Schultz appeared before Judge William Wenner as he informed them of their new charges. Those new charges include two counts of endangering the welfare of children and two counts of criminal conspiracy, third-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Curley and Schultz were already charged with perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury, but on Thursday, prosecutors added more charges against them.

PennLive.com reports that Wenner required both men to post an additional $50,000 to be released on bond Friday.  In December 2011, both men posted $75,000 when they were arraigned on perjury charges.

Curley and Schultz are also each charged with one count of obstructing the administration of law or other governmental function and one count of criminal conspiracy, second-degree misdemeanors, which are each punishable by up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Also on Thursday, prosecutors charged former Penn State University President Graham Spanier with several criminal charges including perjury, two counts of endangering the welfare of children, obstruction, conspiracy to obstruct, failure to report, conspiracy to commit perjury and conspiracy to endanger the welfare of children.

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Spanier is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced October 9 to a minimum of 30 years in prison for his conviction on 45 counts of child sex abuse. The first opportunity he will get for parole will be when he is 98 years old.

On Wednesday, Sandusky was transferred to the prison where he will serve that sentence. The convicted child molester is being held at Greene County Prison in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, where he will be under close supervision for his safety.

“We make individual decisions based on facts. Given the high-profile nature of this individual, coupled with the nature of his crimes, this makes him very vulnerable in a prison setting,” said Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. “As such, he will be placed in protective custody at SCI Greene to ensure his safety while in custody.”

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