Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier was formerly charged Thursday in connection to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, according to multiple reports.
He was charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy, according to online court records.
Charges against Spanier, 64, arrive nearly a year after defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with multiple crimes of sexually abuse. He was eventually convicted on 45 criminal counts.
The scandal led to the firing of legendary coach Joe Paterno, and Spanier's ouster. Athletic director Tim Curley, who is on leave until the final year of his contract expires, and retired vice president Gary Schultz, are still awaiting trial.
Spanier had been university president for 16 years until he was forced out in the aftermath of Sandusky's arrest in November 2011.