Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was found guilty on Friday of endangering the welfare of children but not guilty of another charge of endangerment and a conspiracy charge.
The judge has allowed Spanier to remain free on bail pending sentencing. Spanier’s trial is the last criminal case remaining from the Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of molesting ten boys and is now serving 30 years in prison. Spanier also faces a considerable amount of jail time.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke of the outcome. “Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz were each in positions of authority and had information of young boys being sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky. Instead of reporting it to authorities, they consciously turned their backs and the abuse continued. These leaders endangered the welfare of children by both their actions and their inactions. There are zero excuses when it comes to failing to report the abuse of children to the appropriate authorities, whether to a child abuse hotline, to law enforcement, or to child welfare officials. No one is above the law, especially when it comes to the welfare of children. My office will hold anyone accountable who abuses or fails to protect children.”
Source: Local News