CRIME

Former aides set to testify against Penn State ex-president

  • Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 20, 2017. Spanier faces charges that he failed to report suspected child sex abuse in the last remaining criminal case in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 20, 2017. Spanier faces charges that he failed to report suspected child sex abuse in the last remaining criminal case in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In a May 21, 2014, file photo, former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks from a hearing before a Superior Court panel at City Hall, in Philadelphia. Jury selection is scheduled to begin in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday, March 20, 2017, in Spanier's trial on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to complaints about Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    FILE - In a May 21, 2014, file photo, former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks from a hearing before a Superior Court panel at City Hall, in Philadelphia. Jury selection is scheduled to begin in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday, March 20, 2017, in Spanier's trial on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to complaints about Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 20, 2017. Jury selection begins on Monday in Spanier's trial on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to child sex abuse complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 20, 2017. Jury selection begins on Monday in Spanier's trial on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to child sex abuse complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State's former president say two of his ex-top lieutenants are among those who could take the stand.

Opening statements are scheduled to get underway Tuesday in the long-delayed criminal trial in which Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yur) faces charges of child endangerment and conspiracy. The two sides will make their openings after four alternates are chosen for the jury.

Spanier is accused of mishandling child sex abuse complaints about retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier denies any wrongdoing.

On Monday, seven women and five men were chosen for the main jury panel.

The attorney general's office's witness list includes two former Penn State officials who took plea deals last week.