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Judge Rejects Appeal By Former Penn State Officials

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The appeal filed by three former Penn State officials was denied by the trial judge.

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley are all facing felony charges for endangering the welfare of children.

The charges stem from Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that rocked the university several years ago.

Judge John Boccabella ruled against the officials and the jury selection process will proceed as scheduled in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on March 20. The three former university officials are being brought before a jury because of the way the handled complaints about Sandusky’s molestation of children who were under his supervision.

Sandusky, meanwhile, maintain’s his own innocence and is currently going through the process of appealing the 45 counts of sexual abuse he was convicted for in 2012. He is sentenced to serve 30-60 years in prison.

A hearing over Sandusky’s appeals claim will be heard on March 24.

To date, Penn State has spent nearly $250 million on legal fees and settlements for the victims of the abuse. That number is expected to continue to rise steadily as legal proceedings are ongoing.

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