Ex-Penn State president arraigned on charges

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  • Graham Spanier is charged with several crimes in Jerry Sandusky case
  • Spanier was arraigned Wednesday
Ex-Penn State president arraigned on charges

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The former president of Penn State University was arraigned Wednesday morning for his alleged role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.


Graham Spanier and two other former university administrators are facing charges for allegedly covering up the fact that Sandusky was raping children.


HLN contributor Sarah Ganim reported that the judge set Spanier’s bail at $125,000 unsecured and ordered that his travel is now restricted to within the state of Pennsylvania.


At the hearing Wednesday, Ganim says Spanier did not speak, but his attorneys told the judge he’s has never had a chance to tell his side of the story.


Spanier faces eight counts, including two counts of endangering the welfare of children and two counts of criminal conspiracy.  Both of those are third-degree felonies which are each punishable with up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.


Former PSU Athletic director Tim Curley and former PSU Vice President Gary Schultz were arraigned on new charges last Friday. They now face the same eight counts as Spanier.


READ MORE: EX-Penn State officials arraigned on new charges


The three men are also charged with one count of obstructing the administration of law or other governmental function and one count of criminal conspiracy.  Those are second-degree misdemeanors, which are each punishable by up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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