HARRISBURG, Pa. (November 1, 2012)--Penn State's former president Graham Spanier was charged Thursday with perjury, endangering children and other offenses in the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal.
Two other administrators were also charged.
Spanier was the school's president for 16 years until the scandal broke a year ago and had widely been considered vulnerable to charges.
New charges also were filed against Athletic Director Tim Curley and retired Vice President Gary Schultz, who were arrested last year with perjury and failure to properly report suspected child abuse.
That case is scheduled for trial in January.
Sandusky is a former assistant football coach.
He was convicted in June of molesting boys but maintains his innocence.
Spanier, Curley and Schultz have denied accusations they concealed allegations against Sandusky to protect Penn State from bad publicity.