State high court lets charges against Penn State officials stand in abuse case

Posted at 7:11 PM, Jun 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-07 19:11:08-04
(CNN) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied petitions by ex-Penn State University officials Gary Schultz and Tim Curley to have charged against them thrown out in the Jerry Sandusky abuse case, court document said Friday.

Curley was the Penn State University athletic director, and Schultz was the school’s vice president. They are charged with conspiring to cover up years of sexual abuse against children by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The two men argued that Penn State’s then-chief legal officer misrepresented them before a statewide investigative grand jury, but the court ruled Schultz and Curley can raise the issue during their defense.