HARRISBURG, Pa. (CN) – A grand jury charged former Penn State President Graham Spanier with perjury in the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal, Pennsylvania’s attorney general said.
Spanier, 64, was charged with felony perjury, child endangerment and criminal conspiracy, the attorney general said in a statement Thursday.
Spanier also was charged with misdemeanor failure to report suspected abuse, conspiracy and obstruction.
Spanier is the highest-ranking Penn State official, or former official, to be charged in the case.
Sandusky, 68, a former assistant football coach, was sentenced this summer to 30 to 60 years in prison for molesting 10 boys.
New criminal charges also were filed against Penn State’s former Senior Vice President Gary Schultz and its former Athletic Director Timothy Curley, the attorney general said.
Spanier’s arraignment has been set for Nov. 7. He was forced out as president in November, amid the nationwide furor over the case.
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