Schultz, Curley pleaded guilty in Sandusky scandal

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Schultz, Curley pleaded guilty in Sandusky scandal

Two Penn State officials tied to the Jerry Sandusky scandal have pleaded guilty to charges of child endangerment on Monday.

Former athletic director Tim Curley and ousted senior vice president Gary Schultz will now face a maximum of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines when they are sentenced in the coming weeks, Penn Live first reported. He was not in the Harrisburg courtroom Monday morning, though his attorneys were.

Sandusky, a longtime Paterno assistant, is now serving a 60 year sentence in prison for molesting 10 boys. According to PennLive, the judge presiding over the case made it clear that there was no agreement in place that would limit his sentencing power over Schultz and Curley in exchange for their pleas.

They struck a deal in which prosecutors dropped three felony charges of child endangerment and conspiracy that carried up to seven years each. A jury sided with McQueary on his claims that Curley and Schultz misrepresented to him how they would handle his report about Sandusky and that Spanier defamed him in statements of support for Curley and Schultz. Instead, they simply told Sandusky he couldn't bring boys to campus anymore.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier is now the only man set to stand trial for criminal negligence, with Thompson reporting both Curley and Schultz could now potentially testify against Spanier for the prosecution following their guilty pleas.

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Sandusky was not arrested until a decade later. Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison after receiving a conviction on 45 counts of child sex abuse.

Paterno died in January 2012, several months after he was sacked amid allegations that he knew about Sandusky's abuses and failed to act. Our focus has been, and remains, on the victims of child abuse.

McQueary went to Paterno's home a day after the shower encounter to discuss what he had seen.

Schultz and Curley were arrested in 2011.

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