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Graham Spanier charged in connection to Sandusky case

Written by Tim Lambert and The Associated Press | Nov 1, 2012 10:52 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Penn State's former president is accused of perjury, endangering children and other charges in the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal.

According to online court records, charges were filed Thursday against Graham Spanier  and two other administrators.

Spanier had been the school's president for 16 years until the scandal broke a year ago and had widely been considered vulnerable to charges.

New charges also were filed against Athletic Director Tim Curley and retired Vice President Gary Schultz, who were arrested last year with perjury and failure to properly report suspected child abuse. That case is scheduled for trial in January.

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Sandusky is a former assistant football coach. He was convicted in June of molesting boys but maintains his innocence.

Spanier, Curley and Schultz have denied accusations they concealed allegations against Sandusky to protect Penn State from bad publicity.

 

Listen to the audio from PA Attorney General Linda Kelly and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan:

 

 

The charges are:

GRAHAM SPANIER, former Penn State University president

  • Perjury
  • Two counts endangering the welfare of children
  • Three counts conspiracy
  • Obstruction
  • Failure to report suspected child abuse


GARY SCHULTZ, former Penn State University senior vice president

  • Two counts endangering the welfare of children
  • Three counts conspiracy
  • Obstruction


TIM CURLEY, former Penn State University director of athletics

  • Two counts endangering the welfare of children
  • Three counts conspiracy
  • Obstruction

Schultz and Curley each already face charges of perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse.

Graham Spanier Charged in Jerry Sandusky Case

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