Sex Crimes

Appeals court to hear argument in cover-up case against 3 former Penn State administrators

  • FILE - This file combination photo shows former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, left, former Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley, right, and former Penn State president Graham Spanier, center, in Harrisburg, Pa. The criminal case against the three former high-ranking Penn State administrators is headed to a Pennsylvania appellate courtroom, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, nearly four years after two of them were first charged. A decision against them could clear the way for trial. (AP Photos/File)

    FILE - This file combination photo shows former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, left, former Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley, right, and former Penn State president Graham Spanier, center, in Harrisburg, Pa. The criminal case against the three former high-ranking Penn State administrators is headed to a Pennsylvania appellate courtroom, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, nearly four years after two of them were first charged. A decision against them could clear the way for trial. (AP Photos/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2006, file photo, Allegheny County Judge Cynthia Baldwin leaves a Judiciary Committee hearing with her husband, Arthur, in Harrisburg, Pa., where Baldwin picked up support for her nomination to Pennsylvania's highest court. The Superior Court sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Harrisburg will focus on the actions of Penn State’s then-general counsel, Baldwin. She was involved as the men were being investigated for an alleged cover-up of child sex abuse complaints regarding Jerry Sandusky. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2006, file photo, Allegheny County Judge Cynthia Baldwin leaves a Judiciary Committee hearing with her husband, Arthur, in Harrisburg, Pa., where Baldwin picked up support for her nomination to Pennsylvania's highest court. The Superior Court sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Harrisburg will focus on the actions of Penn State‚Äôs then-general counsel, Baldwin. She was involved as the men were being investigated for an alleged cover-up of child sex abuse complaints regarding Jerry Sandusky. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Pennsylvania appeals court is to hear oral arguments in the criminal cases against three former high-ranking Penn State administrators, nearly four years after two of them were first charged.

The Superior Court sessions Tuesday in Harrisburg will focus on the actions of Penn State's then-general counsel, Cynthia Baldwin. She was involved as the men were being investigated for an alleged cover-up of child sex abuse complaints against Jerry Sandusky.

The judges are expected to conduct three separate half-hour sessions. There will be one each for former university president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley.

At issue is a January order by Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover that rejected arguments by the three about the fairness and legality of the process that resulted in charges.