(NEW YORK) — Three former Penn State University administrators will stand trial for their role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The judge took no pleasure in ordering ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier, ex-vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley to trial.
The judge called this a “tragic day for Penn State University.”
Prosecutors have argued it was tragic, and a crime, for those men to cover-up allegations of child sex abuse involving one time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The defendants have denied hiding evidence or lying to a grand jury.
In October, Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 children.
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