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Tim Curley's Attorney Responds to Paterno Report

by on February 10, 2013 10:31 PM

Caroline Roberto, the attorney for former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, who is charged in connection with his alleged involvement in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case, released a statement on the Paterno family's rebuttal to the Freeh report. 

Curley was charged for a second time on Nov. 1 in former Attorney General Linda Kelly's 'Conspiracy of Silence.' Along with former Penn State President Graham Spanier and former vice president Gary Schultz, Curley is charged with perjury, endangering the welfare of children, failure to report, criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice. 

In her statement, Roberto defends her client's innocence. 

"The "nice guy" child sex offender is a chilling reality for people to accept. Jim Clemente, the former FBI profiler, asks the right questions, how could so many people – good people in a good community – fail to understand the red flags regarding Jerry Sandusky. Police, trained child protection professionals, family court personnel, coaches and school administrators, none of these people had malice in their hearts. Yet, everyone missed it.

"To deny that we all missed it and ignore the reasons why as explained by Mr. Clemente, is to do a disservice to our children, to the memory of Joe Paterno and to Tim Curley, who is unjustly accused of crimes that are inconsistent with his character and lifetime of service. Mr. Clemente's expert report and compelling explanation of "grooming" of the community makes sense of this tragedy.

"We look forward to our day in court when all the facts and circumstances can be presented to a fair and unbiased jury."

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Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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