Hearing Set In Penn St Ex-President's Email Claim

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Lawyers for Penn State and its former president Graham Spanierare headed to court next month to discuss whether his lawsuit seeking access to old work emails related to a child sex abuse investigation should be dismissed.

A court order dated Friday scheduled argument on the matter for Aug. 17 in the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.

Spanier wants a judge to order the university to provide him with emails from 1998 to 2004 that relate to the investigation being led by former FBI director Louis Freeh of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

Sandusky, a former assistant under football coach Joe Paterno, was convicted last month of sexually abusing 10 boys, some on campus, over a 15-year period. He maintains his innocence.

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