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Former Penn State AD Curley Released from Prison

Paul Steinbach

With Tim Curley's release from prison Oct. 3, there currently are no former Penn State University officials behind bars over the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Curley — Penn State's athletic director in 2011 when it was discovered that Sandusky, a former assistant coach in the Nittany Lions football program, had sexually abused minors on the PSU campus — pleaded guilty in March to one count of child endangerment and had been serving a work-release sentence of seven to 23 months. He will now be on house arrest for four months and on probation for two years, according to a report on pennlive.com.

Last month, former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz was released from the Centre County Correctional Facility. Like Curley, Schultz had pleaded guilty to child endangerment after his inaction related to a 2001 report by assistant football coach Mike McQueary in which McQueary indicated he had witnessed Sandusky abusing a boy in a locker room shower. Ten years then passed before Sandusky's arrest.

Former university president Graham Spanier's four-year prison sentence (including two years of house arrest) has been stayed pending the results of his appeal. Curley had testified for the prosecution in Spanier's case.

While on work release, Curley, 63, was employed by a non-profit cancer foundation. Schultz, 67, worked as a part-time consultant for landscaping company while serving his sentence, which still includes four months of house arrest and two years probation.

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