A judge loosened travel restrictions Thursday for the former Penn State president accused of a criminal cover-up of complaints about Jerry Sandusky, who is in prison for child sexual abuse.
Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover eliminated a bail rule that required Graham Spanier to provide advance notice to the court of travel within the United States.
He also allowed Mr. Spanier to travel to other countries under certain conditions, making him apply for permission at least 20 days ahead of time, lay out his itinerary and provide the country's extradition policy regarding the United States.
Mr. Spanier's passport will be kept at the state attorney general's State College office until he gets the required permission.
He had previously said he wanted to be able to travel for family and professional reasons.
Mr. Spanier, who remains a tenured faculty member on paid leave, awaits trial with two other former university administrators on charges of perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy. All three have denied the allegations.