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Report: former PSU VP had ‘secret file’ on Sandusky

Gary Schultz, Tim Curley AP

With Day 2 of the Jerry Sandusky trial set to begin — you can get caught up on Day 1 in our one-liners here — another report has surfaced that, unfortunately, gives possible context as to why it took as long as it did for Sandusky to be tried for the allegations against him.

KDKA in Pittsburgh reports this morning that Gary Schultz, the former Penn State Vice President for Business and Finance, had what appears to be a “secret file” containing sexual abuse allegations regarding Sandusky. The documents were obtained by KDKA via the Attorney General’s Office. From the report:

“Only recently was the commonwealth provided with a file containing documents relating to incidents involving Sandusky,” a statement from the Attorney General’s office says. “The file was created, maintained and possessed by Schultz. Documents in that file are inconsistent with statements by Schultz and his co-defendant, Curley, to the Grand Jury.

“Also, the commonwealth has come into possession of computer data (again, subpoenaed long ago but not received from PSU until after the charges had been filed in this case) in the form of e-mails between Schultz, Curley and others that contradict their testimony before the Grand Jury.”

Sources close to the investigation confirm both e-mails in the file kept by Schultz as well as e-mails found in computer data indicate high-ranking Penn State officials, including Spanier, Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley, knew about an alleged sexual assault that took place in the Penn State locker room shower.

Those documents filed by the Attorney General’s office late Monday indicate Schultz told so many lies in his Grand Jury testimony that it was impossible to respond to each and every one of them.

Yesterday, NBC News reported that email exchanges from 2001 between Schultz (pictured, left) and former PSU president Graham Spanier allegedly showed the two thought it would be “humane” to Sandusky to not involve authorities regarding allegations against him. Penn State has maintained that all emails relevant to the case have been turned over.

“The University has responded to several subpoenas and gathered documents from many sources across the institution,” PSU spokesman Dave La Torre said in a statement. “As soon as any relevant documents were discovered, the University immediately provided them to the office of the Attorney General and the Freeh Group.

“Out of respect for the ongoing legal process, the University cannot discuss specific information as it pertains to these issues.”

Schultz, along with athletic director Tim Curley, is facing perjury charges. He stepped down from his position last fall in the wake of the Sandusky scandal.

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21 Responses to “Report: former PSU VP had ‘secret file’ on Sandusky”
  1. tuckfexas says: Jun 12, 2012 9:51 AM

    Get the rope. This twink baby raper is so done.

  2. blastfurnaceknows says: Jun 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    Put them ALL in jail. Let them share the same close quarters for the rest of their lives. Maybe then they will get their “stories” straight and then tell their collective tale to their fellow-cons, who can, in turn, then beat them literally dark blue and white.

    Sick, sick-minded, “protect the program at all costs” individuals who ran that ship at PSU!!! The stink and shame of this will NEVER leave that school or community, nor should it.

  3. butlers91 says: Jun 12, 2012 10:27 AM

    Wow, this is significant.

  4. auburntigers34 says: Jun 12, 2012 10:42 AM

    it’s nice that their primary concern was the “humane” treatment of a child rapist. hopefully, they all spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

  5. worldwidebleater says: Jun 12, 2012 10:52 AM

    And yet, the beloved Joe Pa knew nothing. “Life’s hard”.

  6. customfish says: Jun 12, 2012 12:12 PM

    Careful Worldwide…. when you kick the cult’s hornets nest, the crazies come out to protect the image of the beloved leader.

    But when the full disgusting story is finally revealed… they are all going down along with the
    “image” of the saint Joe.

  7. philwauke says: Jun 12, 2012 12:27 PM

    Why didn’t they come forward as soon as they found out? Cowards!

  8. deadeye says: Jun 12, 2012 12:44 PM

    Even though this story just keeps getting worse, the reality is that none of these new revelations are slightest bit surprising. There was simply no way on Earth that Sandusky could have been abusing children since the early 90s without lapses/coverups enabling it to happen for so long.

  9. Deb says: Jun 12, 2012 1:51 PM

    Get the rope?? I think you need multiple ropes here. Spanier, Curley, and Schultz not only enabled Sandusky to prey on these kids unimpeded, these e-mails indicate they conspired to facilitate it. These men should be serving a prison sentence.

  10. comeonnowguys says: Jun 12, 2012 2:45 PM

    Kick them out of the Big Ten.

    And then get multiple ropes.

  11. sasquash20 says: Jun 12, 2012 3:07 PM

    Say what you want about Joe Pa but I’m starting to get the feeling he didn’t have all the power everyone assumed. I believe he did what he thought was right by reporting to his bosses. Not following up can be questioned without knowing everything. But maybe he did follow up just in the wrong avenues(school officials, not the police). We should find out all the details while this horrible scum bag is on trial.

    Also for the record I hate Penn State. Growing up in South Jersey it was shoved in my face that they were the only local college football team worth rooting for. It is over 2 hours away from where I live and grew up, so how is that local? Penn State and Notre Dame was all I ever heard. Makes me want to puke.

  12. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 12, 2012 3:12 PM

    Pathetic. These men helped to cover up some of the most heinous crimes possible. And for what? So Penn State football could continue to rake in the dollars, at the expense of several boys’ innocence.

    Jo Pa knew. He had to have known.

  13. poppyitis says: Jun 12, 2012 3:33 PM

    To me this again stressed that Penn S. along with many of its coaches (guess who) KNEW about this man years ago. They all need to serve time.

  14. dkhhuey says: Jun 12, 2012 3:49 PM

    That was the protocol at PSU – report it up the ladder then forget about it! These people need to serve the rest of their lives in jail! The fact that they would rather protect the university’s and Sandusky’s imagine instead of protecting these children makes me sick to my stomach!!!

  15. nrmeagles says: Jun 12, 2012 4:47 PM

    This will open the floodgates for civil suits against PSU. The negligence of PSU officials is astonishing, and it will end up costing the institution countless millions in civil payouts.

  16. iownyou2 says: Jun 12, 2012 4:48 PM

    poppyitis says: Jun 12, 2012 3:33 PM

    To me this again stressed that Penn S. along with many of its coaches (guess who) KNEW about this man years ago. They all need to serve time.
    Where do you see this in the article or in the files?? To me this again CONFIRMS that the higher ups failed to do their jobs in contacting the proper people. Oh wait you are just ASSUMING that bc JoePa is the big name he had to be involved. Typical jackass.

  17. blastfurnaceknows says: Jun 12, 2012 5:54 PM

    Dear blindly loyal Paterno-follower (that’d be you iownyou2). Paterno hired Sandusky. Paterno KNEW that Sandusky had been accused of molestation in the 90’s. Paterno KNEW that a trusted assistant coach of his eyewitnessed Sandusky assaulting a child in the campus locker room shower in 2001. Paterno KNEW Sandusky continued to walk free, not just in his own criminally perverted world, but OPENLY ON CAMPUS, using CAMPUS facilities, like the weight room, and CAMPUS property, to continue his “camps” for young males for YEARS thereafter.

    No one has to assume Paterno knew. He DID KNOW and all that time passed, while additional victims were exposed, without him going to the State Police or doing anything else an honorable human being would do to see that no one else is victimized.

    You, sir, are the typical blind Paterno-supporting loyalist that allowed Paterno’s ego to rise to such a level that he believed he and his program were above everything and everyone. Guess what? It isn’t and he never was. He most definitely shares culpability with the others for the tragedy that is Sandusky.

  18. kupski says: Jun 12, 2012 8:48 PM


    Tressle knew about Tattoos from five guys in one isolated incident and your going to state that “POOR OLE JOE PA” didn’t know for YEARS on end about this?


  19. liarandaccomplice says: Jun 13, 2012 9:48 AM

    Why is it that liars think that they can get away with the perfect crime? These liars usually have at least one person that covers for them to make the lie look legitimate. A great cover that typical liars often use to sidestep punishment for their involvement in a crime is “I don’t remember.” However, with time, as in this case, the truth usually surfaces even if the lie has been covered up for over a decade.

  20. mogogo1 says: Jun 13, 2012 11:27 AM

    Dang convenient that the “humane” thing for Sandusky also kept the scandal out of the papers, isn’t it? In some ways these guys might actually be worse than Sandusky. He’s a monster but they were more than willing to cover for him just to avoid any bad press for the school.

  21. jacksprat57 says: Jun 16, 2012 11:22 PM

    It sounds for all the world as if Schulz erased those emails at some point. Alas for him and them, it’s not so easy to permanently erase files from a large system. Too many places where the data might also have been stored routinely, never passing in front of human eyes. I’m guessing that Freeh’s boys told the new PSU Administration where to look, those FBI boys having much experience in computer forensics.

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