Graham Spanier (For sentencing)

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, center, arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, June 2, 2017. 

Graham Spanier is set to appear in court next month as a judge decides whether the former Penn State president will begin a jail sentence following his alleged involvement in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, according to the Associated Press.

The hearing is set to take place May 26 and will address the motion filed Jan. 5 by the state attorney general's office asking Judge John Boccabella to order Spanier to serve a jail sentence.

In 2012, Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys through his now-defunct charity, the Second Mile. 

Spanier was found guilty in May 2017 of a single misdemeanor child endangerment charge for his response to complaints that Sandusky "attacked a boy in a Nittany Lions football team shower" in 2001, according to AP.

Spanier was accused of concealing the crime in 2012, but the accusations were dismissed.

In 2019, Spanier was sentenced to spend at least two months in jail and two months on house arrest. The conviction was eventually removed by a federal magistrate judge.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro reinstated Spanier's jail sentence in December 2020. 

According to AP, Spanier has asked to be put on house arrest with electronic monitoring due to suffering from an advanced stage of prostate cancer. 

The former president served 16 years before he was removed from his position following the arrest of Sandusky in November 2011.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Graham Spanier was found guilty for his role in concealing the sexual abuse scandal by former Penn State football defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky. This is inaccurate. Spanier was found guilty of a single misdemeanor county of endangering the welfare of children. The Daily Collegian apologizes for this error.

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