Curley, Penn St. AD on leave, wants charges tossed

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Penn State administrator is asking a judge to throw out charges that he lied to the grand jury investigating child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky and that he failed to report suspected abuse.

Tim Curley filed motions in Dauphin County Court on Monday that argued the death of football coach Joe Paterno last month leaves prosecutors without a required second witness to support the perjury charge.

He says allegations he didn't report suspected abuse in 2002 were filed under a revision of the law that was passed five years later. He also says the statute of limitations has run out.

The 57-year-old Curley is on leave as athletic director as he awaits trial. A spokesman for the attorney general's office didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment.