Judge rules Penn State officials can face trial over Sandusky abuse

By Reuters
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 15:43 EDT
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HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – There is enough evidence to try former Penn State officials, including ex-president Graham Spanier, for covering up the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

After a two-day hearing, Judge Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner ruled that a criminal trial can be held for Spanier, 65, former athletic director Tim Curley, 59, and former senior vice president Gary Schultz, 63.

Sandusky, 69, a former assistant football coach, was convicted in June 2012 of 45 counts of sexual abuse involving 10 boys. He is serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years in a state prison.

(Reporting by Dave Warner and Teresa McMinn; Editing by Barbara Goldberg)

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