Former Penn State President Charged In Sandusky Cover Up
Graham Spanier charged with ignoring claims against pediophile coach.
Former Penn State president Graham Spainer has been charged for his role in covering up child sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
He is being charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy. Prosecuters say that Spainer knew of but ignored complaints against Sandusky in 1998 and 2001. He was forced out of his position after Sandusky's November 2011 arrest.
Spanier's former employees, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz who were already charged with lying to a grand jury, were also hit with extra charges.
"This was not a mistake by these men. This was not an oversight. It was not misjudgment on their part," said state Attorney General Linda Kelly. "This was a conspiracy of silence by top officials to actively conceal the truth."