Superior court upholds sentence for former Penn State president Graham Spanier

Tony Romeo
June 26, 2018 - 5:41 pm
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, accused of covering up Jerry Sandusky abuse allegations, leaves his preliminary hearing in Harrisburg in July 2013.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld the sentence of former Penn State President Graham Spanier, who was convicted of an offense stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. 

A divided superior court judge panel affirmed Spanier’s sentence of four to 12 months in prison. 

Spanier was convicted on one count of endangering the welfare of a child after a trial in Harrisburg last year. Two of the three superior court judges on the panel have upheld Spanier’s sentence. 

But in a separate opinion, the dissenting judge said his conviction should be reversed, citing statute of limitations issues. 

In a statement, his lawyers said Spanier is "deeply disappointed" by the ruling and intends to pursue his options of appeal.