(ATLANTIC WIRE) New documents uncovered from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office indicate that a top Penn State official kept a file about sexual assault allegations against former football coach Jerry Sandusky, and that he and the University president agreed that it would be “humane” to not report Sandusky to authorities. NBC News first reported yesterday that former Penn State president Graham Spanier and vice president Gary Schultz were not only aware of a 2001 allegation that Sandusky has raped a young boy in a school locker room, but they investigated the legal ramifications of the charges and then agreed to spare Sandusky by not turning him into child services.
On Tuesday, KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh added to the story, saying they obtained copies of a file that was kept by Schultz that showed that several top Penn State officials knew about the charges. The files would also contradict direct statements that Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley gave to investigators. Schultz and Curley both face perjury charges for allegedly lying to the grand jury investigating Sandsuky. All three men have lost their jobs at the school.
Depending on the exact contents of the emails obtained by the Attorney General, Spanier himself could now face legal charges.