Prosecutors in Penn State Case Detail Alleged Perjury by School Officials
Prosecutors in the Penn State child rape case detailed 15 responses to a grand jury by a former university official and 23 responses by another that authorities allege constitute perjury, according to court documents.
Tim Curley, Penn State’s former athletic director, and Gary Schultz, a former university vice president who oversaw campus police, have been charged with perjury and failing to report an alleged 2002 sexual assault of a child by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
In court papers filed Friday, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office provided portions of a transcript of a January 2011 grand jury proceeding in which prosecutors accuse Curley and Schultz of committing perjury during question-and-answer exchanges.
Responding to prosecutors’ latest court action, the attorneys for Curley and Schultz issued a joint statement to the media: “We have received the prosecution’s filings and look forward to reviewing their responses.”
Prosecutors listed the answers given by Curley and Schultz to the grand jury “with the understanding that any or all of these statements will support the charge of perjury, and that it is not required to prove the falsity of every identified statement.”