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    Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and another school administrator were charged Saturday with perjury and failure to report in an investigation into allegations that former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young men, state prosecutors said.

    The attorney general's office said Sandusky, 67, of State College, was arrested Saturday.

    Curley, 57, and Penn State vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, 62, both of Boalsburg, were expected to turn themselves in Monday in Harrisburg, according to the attorney general's office. Schultz's position includes oversight of the university's police department.

    Sandusky, closely identified with the school's reputation as a defensive powerhouse and a program that produced top-quality linebackers, retired in 1999.

    Prosecutors said Sandusky was arraigned Saturday and released on $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

    Longtime head coach Joe Paterno, who has more victories than any coach in the history of Division I football, was not charged, authorities said. When Paterno first learned of one report of abuse he immediately reported it to Curley, prosecutors said.

    Sandusky, who worked with at-risk children through his Second Mile organization, was charged with seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; eight counts of corruption of minors, eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child, seven counts of indecent assault and other offenses.

    Attorney General Linda Kelly called Sandusky "a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys."

    The grand jury identified eight young men who were targets of sexual advances or assaults by Sandusky from 1994 to 2009, prosecutors said.

    As stunning as the charges were the names implicated at a university where the football program is known for its consistency as much as its success -- a big change this year was the removal of white trim from players' uniforms.

    "It is also a case about high-ranking university officials who allegedly failed to report the sexual assault of a young boy after the information was brought to their attention, and later made false statements to a grand jury," Kelly said.

    Prosecutors said all of the young men first encountered Sandusky through Second Mile.

    A grand jury report, which recommended charges, said the first to come to light was a boy who met Sandusky when he was 11 or 12. The boy received expensive gifts and trips to sports events from Sandusky, and physical contact began during his overnight stays at Sandusky's home, jurors said. Sandusky was banned from the child's school district in Clinton County in 2009, after his mother reported alleged sexual assault to his high school. That triggered the state investigation that culminated in charges Saturday.

    Kelly said that seven years before that incident, in 2002, a graduate assistant saw Sandusky sexually assault a naked boy, estimated to be about 10 years old, in the locker room of the Lasch Football Building on the Penn State campus. The grad student and his father reported the incident to Paterno, who immediately told Curley, prosecutors said.

    Curley and Schultz met with the graduate assistant about a week and a half later, Kelly said.

    "Despite a powerful eyewitness statement about the sexual assault of a child, this incident was not reported to any law enforcement or child protective agency, as required by Pennsylvania law," Kelly said. "Additionally, there is no indication that anyone from the university ever attempted to learn the identity of the child ... or made any follow-up effort to obtain more information from the person who witnessed the attack."

    Sandusky, once considered a potential successor to Paterno, drew up the defenses for the Nittany Lions' national-title teams in 1982 and 1986.

    The jury said Curley lied when he testified repeatedly that he was never told Sandusky had engaged in sexual misconduct with a child, Kelly said, adding that portions of Schultz's testimony also were not deemed credible by the jury.

    Penn State president Graham Spanier called the allegations against Sandusky "troubling" but said Curley and Schultz had his unconditional support and he predicted they will be exonerated.

    "I have known and worked daily with Tim and Gary for more than 16 years," he said. "I have complete confidence in how they handled the allegations about a former university employee."
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    Disgusting, criminal and disturbing . . . . is there any information indicating that Joe Pa knew?

    #EDIT: Grand Jury documents show that Joe Pa knew about it and reported it! Good for Joe Pa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auburntigerdude View Post
    Disgusting, criminal and disturbing . . . . is there any information indicating that Joe Pa knew?
    You should try to read the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACfromtheD View Post
    You should try to read the story.
    Too busy reading GRR Martin . . I need bullet points for other stuff . .

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    This is the most disgusting thing ever, everyone knew and did nothing. The only ones in trouble are the ones who lied and Sandusky but morally the there are lots of people who should burn.
    "Between the promise and the payoff is the process -- and the process is the point."

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    Wow. I can't even comprehend how this happens. I'd turn in a family member in a second if I found out this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyfan View Post
    Wow. I can't even comprehend how this happens. I'd turn in a family member in a second if I found out this.

    the thing is also that the knew, and they still let him bring boys around the school, they had to know every time they saw him with a boy what was going on.
    "Between the promise and the payoff is the process -- and the process is the point."

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    This is going to be a massive lawsuit

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyfan View Post
    This is going to be a massive lawsuit
    the fact that Paterno knew what was going on and the guy was still allowed around the program will forever tarnish his legacy, well at least it will to me.
    "Between the promise and the payoff is the process -- and the process is the point."

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    Read the sportsbybrooks twitter feed if you want to be disgusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyfan View Post
    Read the sportsbybrooks twitter feed if you want to be disgusted.
    Thats what I was saying, they all knew at the latest in 02 at the latest he was a rapist, but its likely in 98' they all knew when he was forced to resign. So to me by not going to the police they all enabled him to rape more, and more disgusting they let him bring kids around So everytime JoPa so him with a boy he knew that boy was being raped.

    You tell me what his legacy should be.

    This will all probably be swept under the rug but its the most sickening college football related story I can recall.
    "Between the promise and the payoff is the process -- and the process is the point."

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