Finally have two Penn State Admins on record, pleading guilty in the Sandusky case
If you have been living under a rock that’s the only excuse to have not heard about the Sandusky Case. I feel very strongly about this having lived in Pennsylvania and knowing the type of person that will still stand up for Joe Paterno. Today marks the end of those arguments in favor of Joe. Two former Penn State Admins plead guilty today to child endangerment charges. These are stemming from the horrible Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of five years in prison with $10,000 in fines. The sentencing will come in a matter of weeks. The point of these lessor sentences is for the later testimony by Tim Curley and Gary Schultz against the Penn State President Graham Spanier.
Ganging up on Graham Spanier
These charges are over five years of maintaining their innocence in the case. Their pleas are a weird, unexpected turn in the case. If Spanier is convicted the felony child endangerment charge holds a maximum of 10 years in prison. The trail starts Monday, March 20. All three are accused of failing to pass on information by former coach Mike McQueary. Mike witnessed Sandusky sexually assaulting a boy in the school locker room shower in February 2001. Prosecutors are arguing that Mcqueary told the news to Joe Paterno, who reported the assault to Curley. That information didn’t go any further, letting Sandusky free to rape more young men for many more years.
Hopeful testimony against Spanier
The start of the Jury selection for the trail will begin next Monday. We are not sure yet if Curley or Schultz will testify against Spanier yet. You must think that they will to lighten their sentencing from the plea deal. Spanier maintained his innocence for years and now that he is 68 it will be a death sentence if he goes to jail. “As I have stated in the clearest possible terms, at no time during my presidency did anyone ever report to me that Jerry Sandusky was observed abusing a child or youth or engaged in a sexual act with a child or a youth,” he wrote in a 2012 letter to the trustees.