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Two Penn State officials step down amid sexual abuse investigation


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Two top Penn State officials have stepped down following allegations of a child-sex abuse scandal tied to former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

ESPN reports that athletic director Tim Curley has asked to be placed on administrative leave while he defends himself. Former Vice President for Finance and Business, Gary Schultz, will step down and retire.

On November 5, Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.

Both Curley and Schultz are accused of covering up one incident and not reporting it.

Resignations of head football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier weren't discussed at an emergency university Board of Trustees meeting, which was arranged Sunday and lasted two hours, university spokesman Bill Mahon said.

Sandusky, once considered Paterno's heir apparent, retired in 1999 but continued to use the school's facilities for his work with a foundation he established to help at-risk kids.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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