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Former Penn State president guilty of 1 count of child endangerment in Sandusky abuse case

Former Penn State president guilty of 1 count of child endangerment in Sandusky abuse case

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football Coach Joe Paterno.

Jurors found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against Sandusky, a retired assistant football coach, but found him not guilty of conspiracy and on a second child endangerment count.

Spanier, 68, showed no emotion when the verdict was read after 13 hours of deliberations.

The child endangerment charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in...

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