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Two Penn State officials charged in connection with sex-abuse investigation

Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer

Updated: Sunday, November 6, 2011, 12:24 AM

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky is put in the back of a police car. (Andy Colwell/The Patriot-News/AP)

In a development that strikes very close to Joe Paterno's storied football program, Pennsylvania State University athletic director Tim Curley and another university official were charged Saturday with perjury related to a child sexual abuse investigation of longtime Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

In this Nov. 11, 2011 photo shown is the home of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Dottie Sandusky, wife of Jerry Sandusky a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, stands as her husband speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse after a bail conditions hearing Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Dottie Sandusky, wife of Jerry Sandusky a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, stands as her husband speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse after a bail conditions hearing Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Jerry Sandusky arrives at Centre County Courthouse for his latest hearing. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jerry Sandusky painted himself as a victim when meeting with the media after his hearing. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse Feb. 10 smiling. Ed Hille / Staff Photographer
Escorted by officers, Jerry Sandusky re-enters the courthouse Feb. 10 after making an emotional plea to the assembled media that he be allowed to see his grandchildren. Ed Hille / Staff Photographer
Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse Feb. 10 and is escorted into the building by sheriffs officers. Ed Hille / Staff Photographer
A tight lipped Jerry Sandusky left the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte PA Friday morning, refusing to answer reporters questions regarding his hearing before Sr.Common Pleas Judge John Cleland. Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola is on the right. Ed Hille / Staff Photographer
Penn State Assistant Football Coach Mike McQueary departs the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg December 16, 2011 after testifying at preliminary hearing for former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz and former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley. (TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer)
Penn State Assistant Football Coach Mike McQueary departs the Dauphin County Court Friday, Dec 16, 2011 in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Joe Hermitt)
John McQueary, father of Penn State Assistant Football Coach Mike McQueary (not shown), departs the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg December 16, 2011 after testifying at preliminary hearing for former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz and former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley. (TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer)
Television satellite trucks line the Susquehanna River near the Dauphin County Courthouse for the preliminary hearing of two former Penn State officials. (TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer)
The media gather in front of Centre County Courthouse after Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing Dec. 13. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
The media gather in front of Centre County Courthouse after Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing Dec. 13. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky leaves Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte after waiving his preliminary hearing Dec. 13. The highly anticipated hearing, which attracted news media from around the state and nation, lasted only about a minute. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky leaves Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte after waiving his preliminary hearing Dec. 13. The highly anticipated hearing, which attracted news media from around the state and nation, lasted only about a minute. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky leaves Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte after waiving his preliminary hearing Dec. 13. The highly anticipated hearing, which attracted news media from around the state and nation, lasted only about a minute. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky leaves Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte after waiving his preliminary hearing Dec. 13. The highly anticipated hearing, which attracted news media from around the state and nation, lasted only about a minute. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is escorted into the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte Dec. 13 to attend a preliminary hearing investigating the sex abuse charges filed against him. (DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer)
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is escorted into the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte Dec. 13 to attend a preliminary hearing investigating the sex abuse charges filed against him. (DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer)
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is escorted into the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte Dec. 13 to attend a preliminary hearing investigating the sex abuse charges filed against him. (DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer)
Satellite trucks have taken over the center of Bellefonte on Dec. 13. News crews from across the state have invaded the normally sleepy town in anticipation of Sandusky's preliminary hearing. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
Satellite trucks have taken over the center of Bellefonte on Dec. 13. News crews from across the state have invaded the normally sleepy town in anticipation of Sandusky's preliminary hearing. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
Predawn, Bellefonte Police keep an eye on the crowd from the top of Centre County Courthouse as they await the arrival of Sandusky on Dec. 13. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer
Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State coach, is escorted to a police car after being charged with more sex-abuse counts Dec. 7. NABIL K. MARK / Centre Daily Times / MCT
Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State associate head football coach, is escorted to a police car Dec. 7after being arrested on child sex-abuse charges by two new accusers. CHRISTOPHER WEDDLE / Center Daily Times, AP
Jerry Sandusky is escorted to a police car in Bellefonte Dec. 7 after the former assistant Penn State football coach was charged with additional counts of sexual abuse. CHRISTOPHER WEDDLE / Centre Daily Times
In this handout photograph supplied by the Centre County Correctional Facility, Jerry Sandusky, 67, poses for his mugshot after being arrested on Dec. 7 in Bellefonte. (Photo by Centre County Correctional Facility via Getty Images)
Former FBI director Louis Freeh (center) speaks during press conference Nov. 21 after he was named by Penn State University's board of trustees to investigate the conduct of university personnel in response to child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. At left is board chairman Ken Frazier (CEO & President of Merck) and on right is vice chair Ron Tomalis (Secretary of the PA Dept. of Education). TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )
Penn State University's board of trustees chairman Ken Frazier (cq-right, CEO & President of Merck) speaks during a press conference Nov. 21 after naming former FBI director Louis Freeh (left) to investigate the conduct of university personnel in response to child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. In center is vice chair Ron Tomalis (Secretary of the PA Dept. of Education). ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )
Former FBI director Louis Freeh walks up to podium during a press conference Nov. 21 after he was named by Penn State University's board of trustees to investigate the conduct of university personnel in response to child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )
Penn State University's board of trustees chairman Ken Frazier (left, CEO & President of Merck) and vice chair Ron Tomalis (right, Secretary of the PA Dept. of Education) speak during a press conference Nov. 21 before naming former FBI director Louis Freeh (not shown) to investigate the conduct of university personnel in response to child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )
Penn State acting athletic director David Joyner speaks during a news conference Nov. 18 in State College, Pa. The new leader of Penn State's athletic department is promising change for an athletic program in turmoil after former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing eight boys over 15-year span. (AP Photo/Andy Colwell)
A woman who requested to remain unidentified protests outside of Beaver Field ahead of Penn State's first football game following the revelation of a child abuse scandal earlier in the week. (Kriston J. Bethel / For the Inquirer)
A student shows support for Coach Joe Paterno, during the first football game following the child abuse allegations made against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. (Kriston J. Bethel / For the Inquirer)
Gov. Corbett was at the First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School on Nov. 16 to talk about his education proposals, but many of the questions were about the Sandusky case and how it was handled when he was state attorney general. MATT ROURKE / Associated Press
State College (Pa.) Centre Daily Times Jack Raykovitz has resigned as Second Mile president, a post he held for 28 years. State College (Pa.) Centre Daily Times
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett listens during a meeting of the Penn State University Board of Trustees in State College, Pa., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Penn State University interim President Rodney A. Erickson addresses a meeting of the Penn State Univerisity board of trustees in State College, Pa., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Penn State University Board of Trustees member Kenneth C. Frazier, president of Merck & Co., makes comments after being appointed by the trustees to chair a special committee to investigate the alleged child abuse on campus, in State College, Pa., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The Penn State University Board of Trustees who fired legendary football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier are meeting in the wake of the massive shakeup prompted by a child sex-abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A students walks in front of the Old Main building on the Penn State campus Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in State College, Pa. On Wednesday Penn State Board of Trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier amid a child sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. ( (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A students walks in front of the Old Main building on the Penn State campus Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in State College, Pa. The Penn State University board of trustees who fired legendary football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier are meeting Friday in the wake of the massive shakeup prompted by a child sex-abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
The Penn State University Board of Trustees holds an open meeting in State College, Pa., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The Board of Trustees who fired legendary football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier are meeting in the wake of the massive shakeup prompted by a child sex-abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
"This is a tragedy for many lives, and it will take all of us some time to come to grips with the full magnitude of all the damage that has been done," Rodney Erickson, interim University President, said today. "...Healing cannot occur until we understand how responsibilities to these children failed."
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that its legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that its legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
A students is maced as Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Students gather around the statue of Joe Paterno at Beaver Stadium after an announcement by the Penn State Board of Trustees that Paterno and university President Graham Spanier had been fired on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer) MCT
Aleaxnder Pinquett hugs the statue of Joe Paterno at Beaver Stadium after an announcement by the Penn State Board of Trustees that the legendary football coach had been fired Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer) MCT
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno is seen through a fence at practice Wednesday evening at the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football facility. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Penn State trustee John P. Surma makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. Trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Penn State trustee John P. Surma makes remarks during a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. Trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Penn State students stand outside the Old Main building on campus protesting the handling of a child abuse scandal involving a retired Penn State assistant football coach, in State College, Pa.,Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Penn State students stand outside Old Main on campus protesting the handling of a child abuse scandal involving a retired Penn State football coach in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The Penn State board of trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno Wednesday night amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Penn State students stand outside the Old Main building on campus protesting the handling of a child abuse scandal involving a retired Penn State assistant football coach, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
John Surma, right, vice chair of the Penn State board of trustees, listens to questions after announcing the firing of university president Graham Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Penn State students and others gather off campus, one holding a cutout of football coach Joe Paterno, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa., after the firing of Paterno and university president Graham Spanier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Penn State students and others gather off campus following the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Students walk along a street Wednesday night, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa., after the Penn State board of trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Police head across a street in State College, Pa., Wednesday night, Nov. 9, 2011, as students gather after the Penn State board of trustees voted to fire football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Joe Paterno, center, and his wife, Susan, stand on their porch to thank well-wishers in State College, Pa.,Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The Penn State board of trustees voted Wednesday night to fire Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, left, and his wife, Susan, stand on their porch to thank supporters gathered outside their home after John P. Surma, chairman and chief executive officer of the Penn State Board of Trustees, announced the firing of Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Joe Paterno and his wife Susan stand on their porch to thank well-wishers gathered outside in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The Penn State board of trustees fired Paterno as football coach earlier Wednesday. The board also fired university president Graham Spanier. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Joe Paterno and his wife, Susan, come to the doorway of their home to thank supporters gathered outside their home after John Surma, chairman and chief executive officer of the Penn State Board of Trustees, announced the firing of Paterno as head football coach and university President Graham Spanier amid a growing furor linked to their handling of sex abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Joe Paterno is seen through a fence at practice Wednesday evening at the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football facility. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno is seen through a fence at practice Wednesday evening at the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football facility. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno is seen through a fence at practice Wednesday evening at the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football facility. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno is seen through a fence at practice Wednesday evening at the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football facility. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno is seen through a fence at practice Wednesday evening at the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football facility. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno is seen through a fence at practice Wednesday evening at the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football facility. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
In a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Steve Garban and John Surma announce that Coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier are fired. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
In a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Steve Garban and John Surma announce that Coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier are fired. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
In a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Steve Garban and John Surma announce that Coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier are fired. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
In a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Steve Garban and John Surma announce that Coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier are fired. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
In a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Steve Garban and John Surma announce that Coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier are fired. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky, charged with molesting eight children, was painted out of a mural and an empty seat with a blue ribbon sits on the chair. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Penn State students clash with Pennsylvania State troopers Wednesday night after university trustees announced that legendary football coach Joe Paterno had been fired. University president Graham Spanier was also let go in the aftermath of the scandal that began when former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight boys. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno returns to his house, only to leave again for a mandatory football meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno returns to his house, only to leave again for a mandatory football meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno returns to his house, only to leave again for a mandatory football meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Joe Paterno returns to his house, only to leave again for a mandatory football meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Could Tom Ridge, former governor and former director of Homeland Security, be the next president at PSU? A report says he may be under consideration. (File photo) Associated Press
File photo: Penn State University President Graham Spanier. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Jeff Nelson, assistant athletic director/communications for football, walks away from Beaver Stadium after announcing a press conference with coach Joe Paterno had been canceled. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Jeff Nelson, assistant athletic director/communications for football, walks away from Beaver Stadium after announcing a press conference with coach Joe Paterno had been canceled. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
A flier announces the news conference with Penn State football coach Joe Paterno this afternoon was canceled. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Jeff Nelson, assistant athletic director/communications for football, walks away from Beaver Stadium after announcing a press conference with coach Joe Paterno had been canceled. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
The only sighting of Joe Paterno today was this lifesize cutout in the back of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air driven by Ed Temple, 57, of State College and his dachshund Snoopy. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer )
Reporters walk away from Beaver Stadium after a press conference with coach Joe Paterno was canceled. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Jeff Nelson, assistant athletic director/communications for football, walks away from Beaver Stadium after announcing a press conference with coach Joe Paterno had been canceled. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Jeff Nelson, assistant athletic director/communications for football, walks away from Beaver Stadium after announcing a press conference with coach Joe Paterno had been canceled. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Jeff Nelson, assistant athletic director/communications for football, walks away from Beaver Stadium after announcing a press conference with coach Joe Paterno had been canceled. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)
Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz arrives at District Judge William Wenner's office Monday, November 7, 2011, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley surrendered on charges that they failed to report suspected child-sexual abuse by a former coach and committed perjury in their related grand jury testimony. The pair is accused of failing to alert police to complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused boys. They are also charged with lying to a state grand jury investigating the former defensive coordinator. (Matthew O'Haren/Centre Daily Times/MCT)
Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz, left, arrives at District Judge William Wenner's office Monday, November 7, 2011, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley surrendered on charges that they failed to report suspected child-sexual abuse by a former coach and committed perjury in their related grand jury testimony. The pair is accused of failing to alert police to complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused boys. They are also charged with lying to a state grand jury investigating the former defensive coordinator. (Matthew O'Haren/Centre Daily Times/MCT)
Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, back, arrives at District Judge William Wenner's office Monday, November 7, 2011, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Curley and former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz surrendered on charges that they failed to report suspected child-sexual abuse by a former coach and committed perjury in their related grand jury testimony. The pair is accused of failing to alert police to complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused boys. They are also charged with lying to a state grand jury investigating the former defensive coordinator. (Matthew O'Haren/Centre Daily Times/MCT)
Penn State athletic director Tim Curley leaves the office of District Judge William Wenner on Monday, November 7, 2011, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Curley and former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz surrendered on charges that they failed to report suspected child-sexual abuse by a former coach and committed perjury in their related grand jury testimony. The pair is accused of failing to alert police to complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused boys. They are also charged with lying to a state grand jury investigating the former defensive coordinator. (Matthew O'Haren/Centre Daily Times/MCT)
Penn State official Gary Schultz leaves court in Harrisburg after arraignment on perjury charges in the child abuse allegations against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on Monday afternoon, November 7, 2011. (LAURENCE KESTERSON / Staff Photographer)
Penn State official Timothy Curley leaves court in Harrisburg after arraignment on perjury charges in the child abuse allegations against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on Monday afternoon, November 7, 2011. (LAURENCE KESTERSON / Staff Photographer)
Penn State officials Timothy Curley, with his wife Melinda, and Gary Schultz, right, enter court in Harrisburg for arraignment on perjury charges in the child abuse allegations against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on Monday afternoon, November 7, 2011. (LAURENCE KESTERSON / Staff Photographer)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly discusses the details of the Jerry Sandusky child sex crimes investigation November 7, 2011, at the State Capitol. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly is seen on press room monitor as she discussed the details of the Jerry Sandusky child sex crimes investigation November 7, 2011, at the State Capitol. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly (cq) discusses the details of the Jerry Sandusky child sex crimes investigation November 7, 2011, at the State Capitol. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )
A group of students conduct interviews for a news program in front of a statue of head coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 in State College, Pa. It's unclear if Penn State President Graham Spanier is a grand jury "target" of the child sex-assault case that's toppled two top school officials, but he is no doubt feeling its heat. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly confirmed Monday that coach Joe Paterno is not a target of the criminal case, but she declined to say the same of Spanier. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)
In this photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, center, is placed in a police car in Boalsburg, Pa., to be taken to the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General via Commonwealth Media Services)
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, center, arrives in handcuffs at the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot while being escorted by Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General's Office officials on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell)
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky sits in a car as he leaves the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell)
Penn State President Graham Spanier and Chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees Steve A. Garban exit Old Main just after midnight on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, following an executive session. The board accepted the request of Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley to take an administrative leave and Penn State's Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz's request to step down and return to retirement. (AP Photo/Chloe Elmer/Daily Collegian)
Penn State Vice President of Student Affairs Damon Sims exits Old Main late on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, following an executive session. The board accepted the request of Tim Curley to take an administrative leave and Gary Schultz's request to step down and return to retirement. (AP Photo/Chloe Elmer/Daily Collegian)
Penn State President Graham Spanier leaves in his car just after midnight on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, following an executive session held at Old Main in University Park, Pa. The board accepted the request of Tim Curley to take an administrative leave and Gary Schultz's request to step down and return to retirement. (AP Photo/Chloe Elmer/Daily Collegian)
Penn State President Graham Spanier, left, and Athletic Director Tim Curley, right, present head football coach Joe Paterno with a plague commemorating his 409th collegiate win after an NCAA college football game against Illinois in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Penn State won 10-7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A sign for The Second Mile charity is seen outside the organization's headquarters in State College, Pa., on Saturday Nov. 2, 2011. The charity's founder, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was charged Saturday with 40 criminal counts for allegedly molesting eight boys. (AP Photo/Genaro C. Armas)
In this photo taken Oct. 8, 2011, Penn St. assistant football coach Mike McQueary, left, listens to head coach Joe Paterno during an NCAA college football game against Iowa in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
In this photo taken Oct. 29. 2011 Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary gestures from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Penn State won 10-7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2002 file photo, Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley answers questions during a news conference in State College, Pa. Penn state announbcd Sunday Nov. 6, 2011 that Curley has been placed on Administrative leave to devote time to his defense to charges of lying to a grand jury investigating Jerry Sandusky. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, right, walks with his attorney Joseph L. Amendola as they leave the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Teresa Bonner)
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, right, sits in a car as his attorney Joseph L. Amendola talks with the media as they leave the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Teresa Bonner)
In this photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, center, is escorted in handcuffs to a waiting police car, in Boalsburg, Pa., to be taken to the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General via Commonwealth Media Services)
This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General shows Jerry Sandusky. State prosecutors said Sandusky, 67, was arrested Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, on charges that he sexually abused eight young men. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General)
This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General shows Penn State athletic director Tim Curley. Curley is expected to turn himself in on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in Harrisburg, Pa., as he has been charged with perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law in connection with the investigation into allegations former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young men, the state attorney general's office said Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General)
This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General shows Gary Schultz. Schultz, Penn State vice president for finance and business, is expected to turn himself in on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in Harrisburg, Pa., as he has been charged with perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law in connection with the investigation into allegations former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young men, the state attorney general's office said Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General)
In this photo taken Oct. 29, 2011 Penn State president Graham Spanier, left, and athletic director Tim Curley, center, present head football coach Joe Paterno with a plague commemorating his 409th collegiate win. Curley is expected to turn himself in on Monday, Nov. 7, in Harrisburg, Pa., as he has been charged with perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law in connection with the investigation into allegations former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young men, the state attorney general's office said Saturday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
This Dec. 28, 1999 file photo shows Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky being carried by players Rick Bolinsky (92) and Jason Wallace (88) after the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. Pennsylvania state prosecutors said Sandusky, 67, was arrested Saturday, Nov. 5, on charges that he sexually abused eight young men. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
FILE--Pennsylvania state prosecutors said Jerry Sandusky (right), 67, was arrested Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, on charges that he sexually abused eight young men. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis)
In this Aug. 6, 1999 file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Pennsylvania state prosecutors said Sandusky, 67, was arrested Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, on charges that he sexually abused eight young men. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)
In this Oct. 15, 2002 file photo, Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley. Curley is expected to turn himself in on Monday, Nov. 7, in Harrisburg, Pa., as he has been charged with perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law in connection with the investigation into allegations former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young men, the state attorney general's office said Saturday. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)
In this photo taken Oct. 29, 2011, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, left, congratulates head football coach Joe Paterno for his 409th collegiate win. Curley is expected to turn himself in on Monday, Nov. 7, in Harrisburg, Pa., as he has been charged with perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law in connection with the investigation into allegations former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young men, the state attorney general's office said Saturday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office said Curley, 57, and Gary Schultz, 62, Penn State's senior vice president for finance and business, also were charged with failure to report, a summary offense. The perjury count is a third-degree felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

The charges against Curley and Schultz, both of Boalsburg, Pa., stem from a three-year investigation of Sandusky, 67, who spent 32 years on Paterno's staff, 23 as defensive coordinator, before retiring after the 1999 season. Sandusky was arraigned Saturday in State College on 40 counts related to the sexual abuse case against him, and released on $100,000 bail.

Paterno, in his 46th season as Penn State's head coach, will not be charged, authorities said.

In a four-page release, the Attorney General's Office said Paterno was informed by a graduate-assistant football coach in March 2002 that he had seen Sandusky involved in sexual activity with a boy in the showers of the Lasch Football Complex, where Sandusky maintained an office after his retirement.

"Paterno testified that he then called [Curley] and met with Curley the following day," the release said, "explaining that a graduate assistant had reported seeing Sandusky" involved in the activity.

Sources told the Harrisburg Patriot-News that prosecutors believe Paterno did the right thing. The newspaper also reported that Paterno will testify for the prosecution at Sandusky's trial.

Paterno, 84, the all-time winningest coach in Division I football, had no comment Saturday, athletic department spokesman Jeff Nelson said.

However, Paterno may not be completely in the clear. Twenty of the 40 crimes with which Sandusky is charged allegedly took place during the time he worked for Paterno, including three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony.

One accuser, now 27, testified that Sandusky initiated contact with a "soap battle" in the shower that led to multiple instances of involuntary sexual intercourse and indecent assault at Sandusky's hands, a grand jury report said.

He said he traveled to charity functions and Penn State games with Sandusky, even being listed as a member of the Sandusky family party for the 1998 Outback Bowl and 1999 Alamo Bowl. But when the boy resisted his advances, Sandusky threatened to send him home from the Alamo Bowl, the report said.

Defense attorney Joe Amendola said Sandusky has been aware of the accusations for about three years.

"He has denied the allegations from the outset," Amendola told the New York Times.

After Sandusky was arraigned, Amendola told WJAC-TV that his client was "shaky, as you can expect.

"Being 67 years old, never having faced criminal charges in his life, and having the distinguished career that he's had, these are very serious allegations," he said.

In a statement, Penn State president Graham Spanier called the allegations "troubling" but added that Curley and Schultz "have my unconditional support."

"I have complete confidence in how they have handled the allegations about a former university employee," Spanier said. "Tim Curley and Gary Schultz operate at the highest levels of honesty, integrity, and compassion. I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally and appropriately."

Curley and Schultz are expected to surrender Monday in Harrisburg for their preliminary arraignment. They will be tried in Dauphin County. Sandusky's trial will take place in Centre County.

Curley and Schultz were not available for comment Saturday, but their attorneys, in separate statements, proclaimed them "innocent of all charges."

"We will vigorously challenge the charges in court and we are confident he will be exonerated," said Caroline Roberto, Curley's attorney.

Sandusky, of State College, Pa., worked with at-risk children through the Second Mile, a charitable organization he founded in 1977. Prosecutors said the eight boys who were the targets of sexual advances or assaults between 1994 and 2009 first met Sandusky through the organization.

The attorney general's release said that after Paterno informed Curley of what he had been told about Sandusky's alleged assault, Curley waited approximately a week and a half before meeting with the graduate assistant.

"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," Attorney General Linda Kelly said.

Kelly said Curley and Schultz agreed that Sandusky would be told he could not bring any more Second Mile children into the Lasch building, a ban that she said was "reviewed and approved" by Spanier "without any further inquiry on his part."

The release said the grand jury found that "Curley committed perjury in repeatedly denying that he had ever been told that Sandusky had engaged in sexual misconduct with a child." It said Schultz asserted the allegations concerning Sandusky were "not that serious" and that he and Curley "had no indication a crime had occurred," which contradicted other testimony.

Kelly said the failure of top university officials to act on reports regarding Sandusky "allowed a predator to walk free for years, continuing to target new victims."

"Equally disturbing is the lack of action and apparent lack of concern among those same officials, and others who received information about this case, who either avoided asking difficult questions or chose to look the other way," she said.

Curley, a 1976 Penn State graduate, has been athletic director since December 1993 and oversees the university's 29 varsity sports. He worked for Paterno as a graduate assistant and recruiting coordinator before he was named assistant to the athletic director in 1981.

In June, Curley received the John L. Toner award from the National Football Foundation, a prestigious award among college athletics administrators, for "superior administrative abilities and outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football."

Schultz, who oversees Penn State's police department as part of his duties, retired from his position in 2009 but was brought back on an interim basis while a search was being conducted for a replacement.

Read the grand jury report at www.philly.com/

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Contact staff writer Joe Juliano at 215-854-4494 or jjuliano@phillynews.com.

This article contains information from the Associated Press.

Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer

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