Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was arraigned and released on $125,000 bail after a short hearing on Wednesday morning directly related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
Spanier was not required to post any of the bail amount but signed paperwork in addition to forfeiting his passport and being fingerprinted. He was not forced to enter a plea.
Spanier was charged last week with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected child abuse and conspiracy for his actions regarding complaints about Sandusky showering with and abusing children. The Judge informed Spanier and his representation that the preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 16 was likely to be delayed a month or two.
According to Spanier and his lawyers, the charges against him are politically motivated and that he is being framed. His defense attorney Elizabeth Ainslie insisted her clients innocence last week and stated he had yet to have a chance to tell his side of the story.