Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Sends 3 More to Jail
Former school officials received at least 2 months in jail each
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 2, 2017 4:23 PM CDT
Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz, former Penn State President Graham Spanier, and former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley were sentenced to jail Friday.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – Penn State's former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced Friday to at least two months in jail for failing to report a child sexual abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky a decade before his arrest engulfed the university in scandal and brought down football coach Joe Paterno, the AP reports. "They ignored the opportunity to put an end to his crimes when they had a chance to do so," Judge John Boccabella said. Prosecutors say the delay enabled Sandusky to molest four more boys. Boccabella said he was "appalled that the common sense to make a phone call did not occur," a transgression that "sort of robs my faith of who we are as adults and where we are going."

Former President Graham Spanier, 68, was sentenced to four to 12 months, with the first two in jail and the rest under house arrest. He was convicted of child endangerment. Former athletic director Tim Curley, 63, received a sentence of seven to 23 months, with three in jail. Former vice president Gary Schultz, 67, was given six to 23 months, with two months behind bars. They pleaded guilty to child endangerment. All three apologized in the courtroom to Sandusky's victims before the sentences were handed down. Spanier said he regretted that "I did not intervene more forcefully." Schultz said: "It really sickens me to think I might have played a part in children being hurt."

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