LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Two Penn State administrators, charged in the alleged cover up of child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, were arraigned on new charges Friday afternoon.
Before the hearing, District Judge William Wenner – while still in his robes – directed the logistics of the arrival of the two high-profile defendants.
Former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley is suffering from cancer, but his lawyer would not elaborate on his condition.
Former administrator Gary Schultz oversaw campus police. Prosecutors say he kept a Jerry Sandusky file, including emails and personal notes.
Once prosecutors got those documents, they added additional charges against the administrators.
But while the defense attorneys would not talk about the emails, they did talk about former Penn State attorney Cynthia Baldwin who represented Curley and Schultz at the grand jury.
But then testified against them in this case.
Defense lawyers argue that is a conflict of interest.
“When we read the presentment, we were stunned,” said Caroline Roberto, Curley’s attorney. “We were flabbergasted that she would have testified against our clients at a, I assume, at the grand jury after representing them before the grand jury.”
“My father always told me, if you have nothing good to say about someone, don’t say anything,” added Tom Farrell, Schultz’s attorney. “So, I’ll just say one thing, based upon the testimony of someone who has betrayed our clients and her profession and testified falsely.”
Bond was set at $50,000 on the new charges.
Also, a tentative date for a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 12.