Attorney General ties Jerry Sandusky cover-up prosecution to Catholic church sex-abuse case
State prosecutors are asking a trial judge to proceed with child endangerment charges against three former Penn State administrators charged as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The state’s response, filed last Tuesday under seal, was made public Wednesday by Dauphin County court officials.
Prosecutors say the remaining counts against former Penn State President Graham Spanier and two of his top aides are justified by precedents set in the 2012 conviction of a high-ranking Catholic church official in Philadelphia.
In that case, former Msgr. William Lynn was found guilty of child endangerment because he had reassigned priests who’d had credible sexual abuse allegations lodged against them to new jobs where they could continue to prey on children.
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