The preliminary hearings for the former Penn State leaders accused of covering up the child abuse against Jerry Sandusky will not be held this week.
Former athletic director Tim Curley and retired senior vice president Gary Schultz were given a tentative hearing date for Monday, even though the Dauphin County Courthouse was closed in observance of Veterans Day, as a way to get their case entered into the county’s automated system and move it forward.
Former President Graham Spanier was given a “phantom” hearing date for Friday.
It could be January by the time Spanier, Curley and Schultz are next in court in Dauphin County. The hearing would be to test the evidence prosecutors from the state Attorney General’s Office collected.
Spanier, Curley and Schultz are facing charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, child endangerment, failure to report abuse and conspiracy. Curley and Schultz are scheduled for trial in January on the perjury and failure to report abuse charges.
All three men maintain they are innocent.