Spanier seeks to have Sandusky-related conviction overturned

February 07, 2018 - 11:59 am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier hopes a Pennsylvania appeals court will agree that too much time had passed for him to be charged with endangering the welfare of children over his handling of a complaint about Jerry Sandusky.

A three-judge Superior Court panel heard oral argument Wednesday in the 69-year-old Spanier's appeal.

Spanier's challenging a misdemeanor guilty verdict for how he responded to a 2001 report that former assistant football coach Sandusky sexually abused a boy in a team shower.

He's arguing a two-year statute of limitations applies and had expired by the time he was charged in 2012.

The jury acquitted Spanier of conspiracy and a second count of child endangerment.

He's been sentenced to two months in jail, but is on bail pending appeal.

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