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Spanier Sentenced to Two Months in Jail

June 2, 2017
 
 

Graham Spanier, former president of Pennsylvania State University, was sentenced Friday to four months to one year of jail time, but was told he could serve two months in jail to be followed by two months of house arrest, The Centre Daily Times reported. The sentence was for child endangerment, in which he was convicted of failing to notify authorities when he learned that Jerry Sandusky was likely sexually assaulting children, and was using his then position as an assistant football coach to do so.

Spanier's lawyers, citing his health issues and contributions to society made in his career, had asked for him to be spared jail time, but prosecutors said jail time was appropriate. Spanier is expected to appeal his conviction.

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