Judge Upholds Jail Sentence for Former Penn State President

Published May 27 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
  • Graham Spanier, former president of Pennsylvania State University, will start a two-month jail sentence in July for his failure to report a 2001 allegation of sexual abuse of a child by Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at the university who molested children for decades, PennLive com reported.
  • Spanier was convicted of endangering the welfare of children, a misdemeanor, in 2017 because he did not share the allegation with police or other authorities.
  • But the conviction was appealed, thrown out, then reinstated by federal judges in the time since, allowing Spanier to avoid a jail sentence until this year, according to ESPN.
  • His attorney attempted to argue that Spanier, 72, should serve no jail time due to his age and other health conditions that make him more susceptible to getting COVID-19, PennLive com reported.
  • But a judge upheld the sentence Wednesday and Spanier will report to a Pennsylvania correctional facility on July 9, the news site reported.



  • Published May 27, 2021 7:00 AM GMT