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UPDATE: Judge orders trial for 2 Penn St. officials

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge says two Penn State officials can be tried on charges of lying to a grand jury in the university's child sex-abuse scandal.

District Judge William Wenner ruled Friday that prosecutors had probable cause to send the case against Tim Curley and Gary Schultz to trial.

Wenner heard testimony against Curley and Schultz on charges they lied to a grand jury and didn't properly report an allegation that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sodomized a boy in a locker room shower in 2002.

Their lawyers maintain the men are innocent, and contest testimony that they were told about the seriousness of the matter.

Sandusky says he's innocent of more than 50 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a span of 12 years.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The former chief of the Penn State police department says the administrator in charge of the force didn't tell him about an allegation that Jerry Sandusky molested a boy on campus in 2002.

Thomas Harmon says university vice president Gary Schultz knew of a 1998 allegation that Jerry Sandusky had showered with a boy. But Harmon says Schultz didn't come to him with the 2002 report from Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary.

Harmon and McQueary testified Friday in a hearing that will determine whether charges Schultz and another top school official can move toward trial.

Schultz and Tim Curley are accused of lying to a grand jury and failing to properly respond when a McQueary told them he'd witnessed Sandusky with a boy.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Penn State assistant football coach says he believes he saw former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually molesting a boy but cannot say he is 100 percent sure it was intercourse.

Mike McQueary says he truly believes what he saw in a Penn State locker room in 2002 was intercourse.

McQueary took the stand Friday in a Pennsylvania courtroom against two school officials accused of lying to a grand jury about the child sex-abuse allegations against Sandusky.

McQueary says the boy looked 10 or 12 years old. He says Sandusky was behind the boy, with his hands wrapped around the boy's waist. He says the boy was facing a wall, with his hands on it.

The testimony is the first time McQueary is telling his story in a public setting.

 

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