Spanier Arraigned In Sandusky Case

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier was arraigned this morning in what the Pennsylvania attorney general has called a "conspiracy of silence" among school administrators in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

The court proceeding took only minutes as Judge William Wenner set bail at $125,000 unsecured and explained Mr. Spanier would have to surrender his passport, undergo fingerprinting and limit his travel to within Pennsylvania unless he was granted court permission.

Mr. Spanier approached the bench to sign paperwork. Afterward, he and his wife he drove off in a gray sedan without answering questions shouted from waiting reporters and cameramen.

Judge Wenner said he penciled in a date later this month for a preliminary hearing but believes the proceeding is more likely to take place in January.

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