HARRISBURG — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier is expected to be charged today in connection with the investigation into child molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky, making the once-respected leader the fourth person to be indicted in the scandal.
Former university administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are already awaiting trial on perjury and failure to report abuse charges from the indictment last year that rocked the community.
It is not immediately clear how the new charges would affect Curley’s and Schultz’s trial, which is set for jury selection in Harrisburg on Jan. 7. Attorneys for both men have filed a slew of motions, asking the judge to try their clients separately as we’ll as delaying trial. Curley and Schultz have maintained their innocence.
The expected charges bring about another twist in the nearly yearlong fallout of the Sandusky scandal, which has Penn State working to rebuild its tarnished reputation in the wake of the criminal cases against Curley and Schultz, unprecedented sanctions by the NCAA on the football team, and the firing of head coach Joe Paterno and Spanier