Graham Spanier, the former president of Penn State University, was charged today in connection with the child sex-abuse scandal involving the school’s former defensive coordinator.
Spanier faces eight charges: perjury, two of endangering the welfare of children, obstruction of justice, failure to report suspected child abuse to authorities and conspiracy charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and endangering the welfare of children. Three of the charges Spanier faces are felonies.
“This was not a mistake, oversight or misjudgement,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said (via Sara Ganim of the Patriot-News). “This was a conspiracy by top officials at Penn State.”
Read more at the Washington Post