Former Penn State president ordered to jail in Jerry Sandusky case

first_imgSpanier, 70, has been free on bail since his conviction but now will report to the county jail near his home in State College if wardens there approve. If they don’t, then he’ll serve his time at the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, The AP reported.Sandusky, 75, is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison after being found guilty on multiple counts of child sex abuse. However, he has continued to assert his innocence and recently won an order for a new sentence.Sandusky initially was charged with child molestation in November 2011, and days later Spanier was ousted as university president. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, found criminally liable in 2017 for his part in the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, must report to jail by May 1, a judge has ordered.The order to start a minimum two-month sentence, made public Wednesday in Pennsylvania (via The Associated Press), is a result of a jury finding Spanier guilty of a single misdemeanor count of child endangerment for his handling of a complaint that Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, was seen showering with a boy at the university’s football facility. Spanier was charged a year later, along with former Penn State AD Tim Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz, both of whom pleaded guilty to child endangerment and testified against Spanier in his trial.Spanier has exhausted all appeals on his conviction and now must begin sentence, a minimum of two months in jail and two months of house arrest. Judge John Boccabella did give his approval for Spanier to participate in a work-release program. A Penn State spokeswoman told The AP on Wednesday that Spanier remains a tenured faculty member on administrative leave.last_img

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