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Judge: Penn State administrators can be tried for lying to the grand jury

Insets: Gary Schultz. Penn State's vice president for finance and business (top), and athletic director Tim Curley, are to be arraigned for charges of perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law in the investigation of sexual abuse charges against former Penn State defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky. AP Photo/Andy Colwell, Patriot-News; Pa. Office of Attorney General; Gene J. Puskar

Jerry Sandusky; Insets: Gary Schultz (top) and Tim Curley
AP Photo/Andy Colwell, Patriot-News; Pa. Office of Attorney General; Gene J. Puskar
(CBS/AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge says that prosecutors have probable cause to bring two former Penn State officials to trial for lying to the grand jury in the university's child sex-abuse scandal.

District Judge William Wenner heard testimony Friday against Tim Curley and Gary Schultz on charges they lied to a grand jury and didn't properly report allegations that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sodomized a boy in the locker room shower in 2002.

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Among those who testified today was assistant football coach Mike McQueary, who told the court that he saw Sandusky molesting a boy in the shower. Although he said wasn't 100 percent certain he witnessed intercourse, he believes that was what was taking place.

CBS Producer Pat Milton reports McQueary said there was no question that nine or ten days after the incident he met with Curley and Schultz and told them he'd seen Sandusky and a boy, naked, in the shower after hearing skin-on-skin slapping sounds.

"I told them that I saw Jerry in the showers with a young boy and that what I had seen was extremely sexual and over the lines and it was wrong," he said. "I would have described that it was extremely sexual and I thought that some kind of intercourse was going on." He said it was "wrong and over the line."

Curley and Schultz's lawyers maintain their clients' innocence and dispute testimony that they were told about the seriousness of the alleged attack.

Sandusky, who has been charged with more than 50 counts of child sex abuse also says he is innocent.

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