Ex-Penn State President Free On Bond After Arraignment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (November 7, 2012)--Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was free Wednesday on $125,000 unsecured bail after he was arraigned on charges stemming from the child sex abuse case of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning by a Harrisburg district justice on charges including perjury, obstruction and conspiracy.

He denies the allegations and claims he is being framed for political purposes.

Spanier, 64, led Penn State for 16 years before being forced out a year ago when Sandusky was charged along with two of Spanier's top underlings.

Spanier is a faculty member on paid leave.

Prosecutors charged Spanier and added counts against Tim Curley and Gary Schultz.

They were previously were charged with failure to report suspected abuse and perjury.

Sandusky is serving prison time for child molestation.


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