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Ex-Penn State president charged in Sandusky coverup

Graham Spanier, the former president of Penn State University who lost his job amid the school’s infamous sex-abuse scandal, has been criminally charged with covering up reports that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had abused young boys on campus.

Linda Kelly, Pennsylvania’s attorney general, said Thursday that a grand jury had found evidence that Spanier was part of a ‘‘conspiracy of silence’’ to cover up abuse at the State College, Pa., campus, making him the highest-ranking university official to be charged with a crime in connection with Sandusky’s actions.

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