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Former PSU administrators set for Jan. trial

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 17 2012 12:58:47 PM CDT

Pa. Attorney General

Tim Curley, left, Penn State University's former athletic director, and Gary Schultz, PSU's former senior vice president for finance and business, are accused of failing to report alleged child abuse by the university football team's former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The trial is scheduled begin early next year for two former Penn State officials accused of lying to a grand jury and burying an allegation of a child's sexual abuse in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

A judge on Friday ordered jury selection in the trial for Tim Curley and Gary Schultz to begin Jan. 7.

Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover is still considering motions by the men's lawyers to throw out the charges.

Curley is on leave from the athletic director's post and Schultz is retired from a senior vice president's post.

Prosecutors say Curley and Schultz lied when asked what a graduate assistant told them about a 2001 assault he witnessed in a locker room shower.

Sandusky was convicted in June of of abusing 10 boys.

On Friday, Hoover also ordered state prosecutors to preserve all their notes from witness interviews, proffer statements and various other documents produced during the course of their investigation into the Sandusky matter.