Former Penn State officials seeking to get charges dropped
HARRISBURG, Pa. —
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Director of Athletics Tim Curley were in court today regarding the last criminal charges stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The judge heard arguments for charges of endangering the welfare of a child and failure to report.
The defense wants those charges thrown out but the attorney general's office wants this to go to trial.
The three were charged in 2012 with child endangerment and failure to report, the AG's office says all three men were told Sandusky was sexually abusing children but did nothing about it.
Their defense attorneys argued they weren't mandated reporters by law but did tell a mandated reporter what they were told and say these charges were filed after the statute of limitations was up.
"A lot of it was that the remaining charges don't apply to our clients at all, that was one of the major arguments and the other major argument was that all this happened in 2001 and therefore far too much time has gone by," said Elizabeth Ainslie, counsel for Spanier.
One of the defense attorney's says she expects the judge to make a decision in the next few months.