Spanier Charged in Sandusky Sex Abuse Case
Former Penn State President Denies Allegations
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania prosecutors charged former Penn State President Graham Spanier Thursday with endangering children, obstruction of justice and perjury in the Sandusky sex abuse case. Spanier served as Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before he moved to Penn State, where he served as President for sixteen years.
Prosecutors also filed new charges against Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and retired University Vice-President Gary Schultz. Both men already face perjury and other charges for failing to report child abuse.
Spanier, Curley and Schultz all deny accusations they knew about Sandusky's behavior and concealed it to protect Penn State from bad publicity.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted earlier this year for sexually abusing boys; a judge sentenced him to 30-60 years in prison. Sandusky is appealing the sentence.
Penn State administrators will address the new charges at a news conference.