Sandusky was convicted in June 2012 of 45 counts of sexual abuse involving 10 boys over more than a decade. He is currently serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years in state prison.
The charges against the former Penn State officials stem from a November 2012 grand jury report that accused the men of failing to notify authorities after a graduate assistant in 2001 said he saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a locker room shower. Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, and Curley are accused of failing to report the incident to authorities and creating a “conspiracy of silence” that permitted Sandusky to continue his behavior, according to prosecutors.
The grand jury report and an independent investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh last year said that then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary reported witnessing sexual assault by Sandusky in 2001 to late head football coach Joe Paterno. Mr. Paterno reported the incident to Curley and Schultz, who then told former university president Spanier, according to the two reports.