Statement by Attorney General Josh Shapiro On Judge’s Order For Graham Spanier To Begin Serving Prison Sentence

May 26, 2021 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Graham Spanier, a former Penn State President who was previously found guilty of misdemeanor child endangerment over his handling of a 2001 complaint regarding Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of a boy in the football team’s locker room, was ordered today by Judge John Boccabella, visiting senior judge from Berks County, to begin serving his sentence on July 9, 2021.

“Today marks the end of a long road towards justice for the children endangered by Mr. Spanier’s inaction— choosing to cover up the abuse at the hands of Jerry Sandusky rather than reporting it to law enforcement.

No one is above the law, and my office will continue to pursue anyone who looks the other way in the face of child sexual abuse. There are consequences for failing to protect children in Pennsylvania.”

-Attorney General Josh Shapiro

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