3 Nov 2012

Higher bond for former Penn State officials in sex abuse scandal

11:17 am on 3 November 2012

An American judge has ordered two former Penn State University officials embroiled in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal to post $50,000 in added bond money each after they were charged with additional crimes.

Tim Curley, 58, the former Athletic Director, and Gary Schultz, 63, a former athletic department finance official, are charged with additional crimes for what Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly called "a conspiracy of silence" in the Sandusky matter.

The additional bail money was ordered as they appeared together on Friday before Harrisburg magisterial district justice William Wenner.

Sandusky, 68, a former assistant coach in Penn State's powerhouse football program, was convicted in June of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. The scandal rocked college sports and focused national attention on child sex abuse.

Sandusky is now jailed for up to 60 years in a maximum security prison in southwestern Pennsylvania.