The judge overseeing the case of two Penn State officials charged with perjury and failing to report suspected child sexual abuse did not set a trial date after a closed-door pretrial meeting Wednesday.
Emails show Penn State’s former president Graham Spanier agreed not to take allegations of sex abuse against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities but worried university officials would be “vulnerable” for failing to report it, a news organization has reported.
The death of Joe Paterno over the weekend has thrown a curve at efforts to prosecute two former Penn State officials for perjury.
Penn State University President Rodney Erickson was grilled Wednesday by alumni unhappy about how the school handled a child sex abuse scandal, the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno and a lack of transparency over the case.
Two Penn State officials can be tried on charges of lying to a grand jury about an allegation of child sex abuse against ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a judge ruled Friday.
A half-century in the making, Joe Paterno’s impeccable reputation was shattered in a matter of days.
The NCAA has told Penn State it will examine how school officials handled a child sex abuse scandal that has shocked the campus and cost the school’s former president and coach Joe Paterno their jobs.
The full story about what happened in the Penn State child-sex abuse scandal will only come out through the civil lawsuits that now appear inevitable, and the matter raises novel and challenging legal issues, according to lawyers with experience in similar litigation.
Penn State President Graham Spanier, one of the nation’s longest-serving college presidents, was ousted Wednesday in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal involving the school’s football program that authorities suggested wasn’t taken seriously by university officials.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it will launch an investigation into whether Penn State University failed to comply with the Clery Act.
Earlier Monday, investigators encouraged anyone who would accuse former football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual assault to step forward and talk to police.
Penn State’s athletic director and vice-president for finance are expected to turn themselves in, this morning, to face charges they covered up sexual abuse by the football team’s former defensive coordinator.
The Pennsylvania law requiring some school officials and others to report suspected child abuse does not apply to a Penn State administrator who’s accused of keeping quiet about allegations that a former football coach molested a boy in a shower, the administrator’s attorney said Sunday.
Penn State’s former defensive coordinator – facing charges that he sexually abused young boys over a 15 year period – has been released on bail. Two other high-ranking Penn State officials charged with a cover-up are expected to turn themselves in tomorrow.
A former Penn State University coach and two other university employees have been charged in connection with a child sex abuse case that allegedly took place at the school.