After two days of preliminary hearings, Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner ordered a criminal trial to be held for the university’s former president,
Sandusky, 69, a former assistant football coach, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for his conviction in June 2012 on 45 counts of sexual abuse involving 10 boys. The boys were involved with a charity, the Second Mile, founded by Sandusky in 1977.
A prominent witness, former assistant football coach
The administrators have denied that they were told Sandusky's actions were abusive, and say they believed he was engaging in the sort of horseplay typical in athletic settings.
Spanier, Schultz, and Curley are charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, and endangering the welfare of children for their failure to report the shower incident to authorities.
Spanier was fired within weeks of Sandusky's arrest and Paterno was forced out as well. The iconic football coach died shortly thereafter of cancer at 85.
Meanwhile, Sandusky's victims have filed civil suits against the school, which has set aside $60 million to cover those costs.
Spanier's lawyers also have served legal notice that they intend to file defamation charges against Louis Freeh, a former director of the
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