Penn State rocked by abuse charges

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 12:05pm

A scandal erupted over the weekend for legendary football giant Penn State.

A former assistant coach was arraigned Saturday on sexual abuse charges and two university administrators are set to turn themselves in Monday to face charges of lying about what they knew about the allegations.

Former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arraigned this weekend.

He's charged with sexually abusing eight boys between 1994 and 2009.

The state attorney general called Sandusky: "a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys."

The school's athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz were charged with lying about what they knew and are expected to turn themselves in to authorities on Monday.

Famed Penn State Coach Joe Paterno has not been implicated in the scandal.

The grand jury report concluded that when he learned of the allegations, Paterno did report what he knew to his supervisor, Tim Curley.

Paterno issued a statement saying he was shocked by the charges brought against Sandusky and deeply saddened by the allegations.

Lawyers for Sandusky, Curley and Schultz all denied the charges and promised to fight them in court.

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