Penn State ex-President Spanier heads to courtPublished 9:10am Wednesday, November 7, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The third Penn State administrator to be charged criminally for his actions in response to complaints about Jerry Sandusky showering with children is due in court for a preliminary arraignment.
A judge will also set bail today for former university president Graham Spanier, charged last week with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy.
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 charged with failure to report suspected abuse and perjury. Sandusky is serving prison time for child molestation.