Penn State Officials Held for Trial In Child Sex Abuse Case

Two Penn State officials charged with lying to a grand jury in the university’s child sex-abuse scandal have been held for trial after a preliminary hearing in Harrisburg Friday.

Lawyers for Tim Curley and Gary Schultz say their clients will be exonerated at trial.

Schultz’s attorney questioned the actions of assistant coach Mike McQueary in not reporting to police what he saw in a locker room shower in 2002. McQueary had earlier told the judge he saw former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in a shower naked, hugging a young boy from behind. He said he believed what he saw was intercourse between Sandusky and the boy.

Curley’s attorney called the charge of perjury an unusual type of charge in Pennsylvania.

Curley has stepped aside from his post as athletic director to fight the allegations. Schultz has returned to retirement.