Penn paedophilia case (USA)

17th November 2011

A paedophilia scandal has claimed scalps at Penn State University after it was alleged that senior officials at the university may have helped to cover up the abuse. Jerry Sandusky, assistant coach of Penn State's football team, was arrested earlier this month and charged with eight counts of sexual abuse. In addition, Tim Curley, athletic director, and Gary Schultz, senior vice-president for finance and business, have been arrested and charged with perjury and failing to report allegations to the authorities. Although they have not been charged with any crime, the university's president, Graham B. Spanier, and its football coach, Joe Paterno, have also been removed from their positions by the Board of Trustees.

Source: The Times Higher Education http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418121&c=1