Penn State Ex-President Spanier Arraigned

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier is free on $125,000 unsecured bail after being arraigned Wednesday on charges related to the child sex abuse case of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Spanier, a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor, was arraigned by a Harrisburg district justice on charges including perjury, obstruction and conspiracy. He has denied the allegations and claimed he is being framed for political purposes.

The 64-year-old Spanier led Penn State for 16 years before being forced out a year ago when Sandusky was charged along with two of Spanier's top underlings. Spanier is a faculty member on paid leave.

Prosecutors charged Spanier and added counts against Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. They were previously were charged with failure to report suspected abuse and perjury. Sandusky is serving prison time for child molestation.


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