The prosecution trying the cases of two former high-ranking Penn State officials implicated by the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal might be facing an uphill battle on one of the charges lodged against the two administrators, some legal observers have told The Legal .

Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz have been charged with failure-to-report an incident of child abuse and perjury, a more serious crime. But one attorney specializing in child advocacy said the officials might have a “credible, if not very satisfying defense” on the failure to report charges because the alleged incident occurred when a more restrictive version of the law was in place.

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