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Penn State officials surrender

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 2:18pm

Two high ranking Penn State University officials surrendered to police Monday.

Each face charges they covered up accusations that an assistant football coach sexually abused young boys.

The scandal erupted Saturday with the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on charges he sexually abused eight boys over a 15-year period.

One of the alleged assaults happened in a Penn State lockeroom shower to a 10 year old boy in 2002 and was witnessed by a graduate assistant who told head coach Joe Paterno.

Paterno then reported it to the athletic director who, prosecutors say, failed to alert authorities.

On Monday Pennsylvania's attorney general Linda Kelly asked that young victim to come forward.

Athletic Director Tim Curley and administrator Gary Schultz announced Sunday night they'd be leaving their posts.

Both of them are now charged with lying to the grand jury that's been investigating Sandusky and for failing to report suspected child abuse.

"This is not a case about football. It's not a case about universities. It's a case about children who've had their innocence stolen from them and a culture that did nothing to stop it or prevent it from happening to others," said Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan.

In a statement, Paterno said he's "troubled that someone he thought he knew may have harmed young people" and added "I understand that people are upset and angry, but let's be fair and let the legal process unfold".

Sandusky spent three decades as a Paterno assistant and may spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty.
 

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