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    Default Penn State AD Tim Curley faces charges (Paterno and PSU president are now out)

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A former defensive coordinator who was integral for decades to Penn State's success in football was accused Saturday of sexually abusing eight boys, and the school's athletic director and an administrator were charged with perjury and failing to report what they knew about the allegations in a case that prosecutor said uncovered a years-long trail of a predator and those who protected him.

    Former coach Jerry Sandusky, 67, of State College, was arrested Saturday and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts, the state attorney general's office said. Athletic director Tim 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. Schultz's position includes oversight of the university's police department.

    Longtime head coach Joe Paterno, who has more victories than any coach in the history of Division I football, was not charged, authorities said, and the grand jury report did not appear to implicate him in wrongdoing. When Paterno first learned of one report of abuse he immediately reported it to Curley, prosecutors said. Sandusky was no longer coaching at the time and it's not clear whether Paterno followed up with Curley.

    Closely identified with the school's reputation as a defensive powerhouse and a program that produced top-quality linebackers, Sandusky retired in 1999 but continued to work with at-risk children through the nonprofit Second Mile organization he founded in 1977. He was charged with multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, as well as single counts of aggravated indecent assault and attempted indecent assault. A preliminary hearing for Sandusky is scheduled for Wednesday, but his lawyer told reporters it would likely be delayed.

    "He's shaky, as you can expect," defense attorney Joe Amendola told WJAC-TV outside the arraignment hearing. "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."

    Amendola said Sandusky has been aware of the allegations for about three years and has maintained his innocence.

    The allegations range from sexual touching to oral and anal sex, and victims testified they were in their early teens when some of the abuse occurred.

    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 said eight boys who were targets of sexual advances or assaults by Sandusky from 1994 to 2009. None were named, and in at least one case, the jury said the child's identity remains unknown to authorities.

    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, the grand jury report said.

    Victim 4, as he was identified in the jury report, said he traveled to charity functions and Penn State games with Sandusky, even being listed as a member of Sandusky's family's party for the 1998 Outback Bowl and 1999 Alamo Bowl.

    "Sandusky did threaten to send him home from the Alamo Bowl in Texas when Victim 4 resisted his advances," the report said, and Sandusky gave him clothes, shoes, a snowboard, golf clubs, hockey gear and football jerseys.

    "Sandusky even guaranteed Victim 4 that he could be a walk-on player at Penn State," and the boy appeared with Sandusky in a photo in Sports Illustrated, the jury said. He testified that Sandusky once gave him $50 to buy marijuana, drove him to purchase it, and then drove him home as the boy smoked the drug, according to the report.

    "This was when Victim 4 was trying to distance himself from Sandusky because he wanted no more sexual contact with him," the jurors said.

    Another child, Victim 8, as jurors named him, is known only as a boy, about 11 to 13, who was seen pinned against a wall, by a janitor who observed Sandusky performing oral sex on him in fall 2000, the jury said.

    No one answered a knock at the door Saturday at Sandusky's modest, two-story brick home at the end of a dead-end road in State College.

    As stunning as the charges were the names implicated at a school 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.

    The report accuses Curley and Schultz of knowing some details of accusations of sex abuse against Sandusky but failing to tell authorities what they knew.

    "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.

    Lawyers for both men issued statements saying they were innocent of all charges.

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

    The first to come to light was a boy who met Sandusky when he was 11 or 12, the grand jury said. 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. Eventually, the boy's mother reported the allegations of sexual assault to his high school, and Sandusky was banned from the child's school district in Clinton County in 2009. That triggered the state investigation that culminated in charges Saturday.

    The report alleges much earlier instances of abuse, and efforts by some who knew of it to stop it, to no avail.

    Kelly said that 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 campus. The grad student and his father reported what he saw 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. Nothing happened.

    "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.

    There's no indication that anyone at school attempted to find the boy, or follow up with the witness, she said.

    Curley denied that the assistant had reported anything of a sexual nature, calling it "merely `horsing around," the 23-page grand jury report said.

    But the jury said Curley was lying, Kelly said, adding that it also deemed portions of Schultz's testimony not to be credible.

    Curley testified that he barred Sandusky from bringing children onto campus and that he advised Penn State president Graham Spanier of the matter.

    Schultz told the jurors he also knew of a 1998 investigation involving sexually inappropriate behavior by Sandusky with a boy in the showers the football team used. But despite his job overseeing campus police, he never reported the 2002 allegations to any authorities, "never sought or received a police report on the 1998 incident and never attempted to learn the identity of the child in the show in 2002," the jurors wrote.

    "No one from the university did so."

    Spanier released a statement calling the allegations against Sandusky "troubling" and adding Curley and Schultz had his unconditional support.

    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."

    Sandusky, once considered a potential successor to Paterno, drew up the defenses for the Nittany Lions' national-title teams in 1982 and 1986. The team is enjoying another successful run this season; at 8-1, Penn State is ranked No. 16 in the AP Top 25 and is the last undefeated squad in Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions were off Saturday.
    And people thought the tattoos were bad..

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    WTF? It's stories like this that make me think public executions would be a good thing for society. They should burn off his genitals with acid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    WTF? It's stories like this that make me think public executions would be a good thing for society. They should burn off his genitals with acid...
    Can we just burn down all of Penn State with acid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InGilbertWeTrust View Post
    Can we just burn down all of Penn State with acid?
    Careful, you'll have whatshisface coming in here saying wins over Illinois, Wisconsin and now Indiana are not quality wins.

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    This disgusted me to no end. Burn him at the stake.

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    Now see. This is the exact kind of criminal who should not be given any rights whatsoever. He should tied and gagged. Rode out by his angles to a far away high hanging tree. Strung up. Hung in hot desert sun. Then tortured. Even that's too damn good for this human. I use the word human in the loose sense of the word. Instead we will get a trial or a plee bargain. Either way this scum will sit in a jail cell and enjoy 3 full meals per day. Receive recreation time. TV time. internet time. And YOU will be paying for it. He'll be out on good behavior in 8 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougHeil View Post
    Now see. This is the exact kind of criminal who should not be given any rights whatsoever. He should tied and gagged. Rode out by his angles to a far away high hanging tree. Strung up. Hung in hot desert sun. Then tortured. Even that's too damn good for this human. I use the word human in the loose sense of the word. Instead we will get a trial or a plee bargain. Either way this scum will sit in a jail cell and enjoy 3 full meals per day. Receive recreation time. TV time. internet time. And YOU will be paying for it. He'll be out on good behavior in 8 years.
    Yeah, prison is pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b00bie View Post
    Yeah, prison is pretty cool.
    It's a lot better than child molesters deserve.

    The only good thing about prison is that they "somehow" tend to put the child molesters in cells with younger guys who were molested as children...and they're often "weeded out."

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    This is sick. I feel like I need a shower after reading about it. All of these people who didn't report him to the authorities should be banned from college athletics for life

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    Penn State’s insufficient action amid child sex allegations stunning

    By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports1 hour, 45 minutes ago


    At approximately 9:30 p.m. on March 1, 2002, a Penn State graduate assistant entered what should have been an empty football locker room. He was surprised to hear the showers running and noises he thought sounded like sexual activity, according to a Pennsylvania grand jury “finding of fact” released Saturday.

    When he looked in the shower he saw what he estimated to be a 10-year-old boy, hands pressed up against the wall, “being subjected to anal intercourse,” by Jerry Sandusky, then 58 and Penn State’s former defensive coordinator. The grad assistant said both the boy and the coach saw him before he fled to his office where, distraught and stunned, the grad assistant telephoned his father, who instructed his son to flee the building.

    The next day, a Saturday, the grad assistant went to the home of head coach Joe Paterno and told him what he had seen. The day after that, Paterno called Penn State athletic director Tim Curley to his home to report that the grad assistant had told him he had witnessed “Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy.”

    A week-and-a-half later, according to the grand jury report, the grad assistant was called to a meeting with Curley and Gary Schultz, the school’s senior vice president for finance and business, where he retold his story.

    Sandusky had retired from the Penn State program in 1999, a surprise to many who saw him as a possible successor to Paterno. He instead dedicated himself to “Second Mile,” a group home he founded in 1977 dedicated to helping troubled boys. He often brought troubled kids through the Penn State facilities, including the famed Beaver Stadium, bought them gifts and took them to sporting events.

    Curley did not notify university police or have the graduate assistant further questioned involving the incident. No other legal or university entity investigated the case.

    Merely alerting police would’ve been significant since they investigated Sandusky in 1998 for “incidents with children in football building showers.” Curley never asked for a background check on Sandusky.

    Curley instead took it upon himself to inform the director of “Second Mile” about the charge, although it didn’t concern potential sodomy of a minor.

    Curley told the grand jury he was merely told that Sandusky was “horsing around” with the boy. The grand jury did not find that credible in part because Schultz said he had gotten the impression “Sandusky might have inappropriately grabbed the young boys’ genitals while wrestling around.” Both Curley and Schultz are charged with perjury for claiming the grad assistant didn’t inform them of “sexual activity.”

    Curley later met with Sandusky and told him he was no longer allowed to bring children onto the Penn State campus. He forwarded the report on to university president Graham Spanier, who approved of Sandusky’s ban from bringing children onto campus and himself never reported the incident to police.

    On the base of the grand jury findings Sandusky was arrested Saturday morning and 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. He was released Saturday on $100,000 bail.

    Pennsylvania’s attorney general cited incidents involving Sandusky that ran from 1994 until 2009, including the above act.

    Curley and Schultz are expected to turn themselves in to authorities on Monday. The attorneys for both men released statements proclaiming their innocence.

    “This is a case about a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys,” attorney general Linda Kelly said. “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 that was investigating a series of assaults on young boys.”


    It is actually even more than that, a stomach-turning 23-page grand jury report that could be the ugliest scandal in the history of college athletics.

    The failure of Penn State officials to call in the proper authorities potentially allowed the alleged sexual predator to live free for an additional nine-and-a-half years.

    This case demands answers to deep and troubling questions right up the chain of command at Penn State, including Spanier and the legendary Paterno.

    Instead, thus far, all we’ve gotten is a pathetic statement from Spanier who quite incredibly deemed Sandusky’s charges as merely “troubling” (and said little more) and then expressed continued support for Curley and Schultz.

    “The allegations about a former coach are troubling, and it is appropriate that they be investigated thoroughly,” the statement read. “Protecting children requires the utmost vigilance … I wish to say that Tim Curley and Gary Schultz have my unconditional support.”

    Really, that’s it? That’s what the guy who is running Penn State has to say? That’s all he thought was appropriate?

    Curley and Schultz need to be suspended immediately. Some actual adult in Pennsylvania needs to step in and sit Spanier down also and not merely for issuing a statement that expressed no concern for the victims, no shock at the charges, some of which occurred on his campus, and little concern about crimes this despicable.

    More importantly, Spanier needs to be immediately removed from an authority position since his culpability is tied to Curley. After all, Spanier both knew of the allegations against Sandusky and approved of Curley’s handling of the case.

    That includes an act almost unfathomable in its insensitivity. According to the attorney general, no one at Penn State ever tried to find the boy. At worst, he was raped in a shower. At best, according to testimony that law enforcement finds non-credible, he was either “horsing around” with or being “inappropriately grabbed” by an old man in an empty locker room.

    Yet no one thought they should go find the kid so he and his family could get proper help or further protection. Not even the university president?

    “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,” said Kelly, the attorney general. “Additionally, there is no indication that anyone from the university ever attempted to learn the identity of the child.”

    How? How could all these people of power, people of education, people of authority simply look the other way? And how could Graham Spanier maintain a level of arrogance to release that statement on this day?

    There can simply be no tolerance, no leniency, no looking the other way with any charge involving an adult and a child. None. There isn’t a gray area here, not only in the letter of the law, but in the spirit of any semblance of ethical conduct.

    The legal process will and should be allowed to play out and determine the guilt and innocence of all involved. The accused have the right to a proper defense in a court of law.

    In a broader sense, however, an immediate, thorough and limitless investigation must be launched by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to find out why this wasn’t turned over to the proper authorities. This isn’t just about what it is and isn’t a crime, it’s about what is and isn’t right.

    The chief question is this: If Curley, Schultz and Spanier believed it was no longer appropriate to allow Sandusky to bring children onto the Penn State campus – an act that suggests some concern over his behavior – how could they possibly believe his actions didn’t warrant a full police investigation?

    And then there is the conduct of Paterno, the 84-year-old legend. He is beloved for being the winningest coach in college football history and for running a program for more than five decades that never ran afoul of NCAA statutes.

    While he may have committed no crime, he must fully explain the actions he took after hearing such an unspeakable allegation.

    Did he really listen to this story and think merely telling the AD was enough? Why did he wait a day to summon Curley to his home? Wouldn’t a charge like this take precedent over pretty much everything? Why didn’t he personally look into it further? This is something that allegedly happened in his locker room, by a man he both coached and employed as a trusted assistant for a combined 33 years?

    Technically Paterno may have done the right thing, reporting the allegation to his superior, but he isn’t just some middle manager. Tim Curley worked for Joe Paterno more than Joe Paterno worked for Tim Curley. He could’ve called in the police himself.

    Paterno was 75 at the time and his advancing age and the limits of his participation in the program are well known. That simply can’t be used as an excuse. Positions of authority come with great responsibility and advancing age does not excuse someone of merely accepting the plaudits of success while avoiding the more difficult duties of the position.

    Paterno may very well have appropriate answers to all of the above questions and more. He needs to give them. Four-hundred-plus victories shouldn’t absolve anyone from being accountable in a case such as this.

    This is a scandal that goes beyond nearly anything college athletics has ever witnessed. These are the most horrific charges that can be made, the worst of the worst kind of crime that haunts victims forever.

    The time for hiding behind statements and closed doors and parsed explanations from so-called leaders are over.

    This demands real investigation conducted by real adults, something that’s at least eight years and who knows how many unnecessary victims overdue.

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    Default Re: Penn State AD Tim Curley faces charges

    ...and what the hell was he released on bail for? $1000 says this monster takes the easy way out and offs himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    ...and what the hell was he released on bail for? $1000 says this monster takes the easy way out and offs himself.
    I'm gonna take the bet.

    And then let's do an O/U on how many times he gets raped in his first year in prison. I'm gonna set it at 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigo_oi View Post
    I'm gonna take the bet.

    And then let's do an O/U on how many times he gets raped in his first year in prison. I'm gonna set it at 4.
    Dude will be dead in a week if left in Gen PoP. He'll be a CIMS Case and put in segregation immediately because the publicity of this case.

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    Paterno better resign by Monday. He should have reported this to the police, not just the school.

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