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Penn State ex-President Spanier arraigned

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is free on $125,000 unsecured bail after being arraigned on charges related to the child sex abuse case of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning by a Harrisburg district justice on charges including perjury, obstruction and conspiracy. He has denied the allegations and claimed he is being framed for political purposes.

The 64-year-old Spanier led Penn State for 16 years before being forced out a year ago when Sandusky was charged along with 2 of Spanier's top underlings. Spanier is a faculty member on paid leave.

Prosecutors charged Spanier and added counts against Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. They were previously were charged with failure to report suspected abuse and perjury. Sandusky is serving prison time for child molestation.

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