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Graham Spanier Expected To Face Charges In Penn State Abuse Scandal: Report

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Former Pennsylvania State President Graham Spanier is expected to face charges relating to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. In this March 7, 2007, file photo, Penn State University president Graham Spanier speaks during a news conference at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) | AP

Pennsylvania State Attorney General Linda Kelly is expected to announce charges against former Pennsylvania State University president Graham Spanier Thursday morning. According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Spanier will be charged with perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.

Spanier was president of the university from 1995 until Nov. 9, 2011, when he was forced to resign amid criticism of his initial response to the scandal. The new charges allege Spanier knew much more about Sandusky's actions than he admitted in testimony before a grand jury, according to the Washington Post.

Spanier told ABC News in August that he is innocent of any charges, citing his own experience with abuse as evidence he wouldn't have been able to stand by while Sandusky abused children.

This story is developing.

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