Ex-Penn State president charged in Sandusky case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier was charged today with hushing up child-molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky, making him the third school official charged in the alleged cover-up.

Prosecutors also added counts against the two former underlings, Timothy M. Curley and Gary C. Schultz.

Spanier was charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy, according to online court records. Curley and Schultz face new charges of endangering the welfare of children, obstruction and conspiracy, according to the records.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly and state police Commissioner Frank Noonan were scheduled to have a news conference later today to discuss the charges, which were filed with a district justice outside Harrisburg.

Curley and Schultz have repeatedly asserted they are innocent, and at a news conference this summer Spanier's attorneys insisted he was never told there was anything of a sexual nature involving Sandusky and children.


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