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Former Penn State Administrators Sentenced in Sandusky Scandal

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FILE – This combination photo shows, from left, former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, former Penn State President Graham Spanier and former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley.

Three ex-Pennsylvania State University administrators were sentenced Friday to jail time and house arrest on child endangerment charges in connection with a years-old child molestation scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier and former Vice President Gary Schultz will have to spend two months behind bars, while former athletic director Tim Curley will spend three months in jail. All three will then be placed under house arrest for the remainder of their sentences.

The sentences stem from the scandal, for which Sandusky is now serving a 30-to -60-year prison sentence. He was convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year-period that started in the 1990s.

A graduate coaching assistant said that in 2001, he witnessed Sandusky molesting a boy in a football team shower. The assistant said that when he told school officials, they failed to report the incident to police.

Sandusky is appealing his sentence, and Spanier said he also planned to appeal.

The scandal led to the dismissal of head football coach Joe Paterno, who was never charged in the case. He died of cancer a short time later at age 85.

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