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Curley and Schultz have the unconditional support of university President Graham Spanier, according to a statement released Saturday. Spanier called the allegations “troubling” but predicted the school officials would be exonerated.

“I have known and worked daily with Tim and Gary for more than 16 years,” Spanier said. “I have complete confidence in how they handled the allegations about a former university employee.”

Kelly, the attorney general, said Penn State officials never made any attempt to identify the child that the grad assistant saw in the showers with Sandusky in 2002.

“Today as we stand here, we encourage that person who is now likely to be a young adult to contact investigators from the attorney general’s office,” she said. “This is an ongoing and active investigation. … We are determined to quickly respond to any new witnesses or any additional information that may appear.”