Penn State Scandal: Tim Curley, Gary Schultz To Be Tried Beginning January 7

HARRISBURG, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Penn State athletic director Tim Curley walks out of the Magisterial District Court after being arraigned on charges of perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law on November 7, 2011 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Curley and Penn State university vice president Gary Schultz have resigned, and will face arraignment on charges they lied to a grand jury investigating suspected child abuse involving the university's former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The trial date for former Penn State employees Tim Curley and Gary Schultz has been announced.

As reported by Laura Nichols of StateCollege.com, the selection of a jury for the trial of former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz has been set for January 7, with the trial beginning immediately after the jury selection.

The two are charged with a summary offense of failure to report and felony perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury. Schultz, a former vice president of the university, is retired, while Curley, a former athletic director, has been on academic leave since November.

The charges relate to Penn State's concealment of the sexual child abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky on the university's campus. Both Curley and Schultz hope to have the charges dismissed on the grounds that they never lied to a grand jury. The defendants claim that they simply told the grand jury what they knew.

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