March 10, 2016
A Pennsylvania judge officially signed off on the dissolution of The Second Mile charity founded by Jerry Sandusky and used as a means for the former Penn State assistant football coach to seek out victims targeted in the child sex abuse scandal that unraveled in 2009.
Judge William Moran ruled Thursday in Centre County Orphans' Court that remaining assets from the charitable organization designed to benefit disadvantaged youth – about $750,000 – must be turned over to the office of Attorney General Kathleen Kane, according to Yahoo News.
The decision stipulates that if no claims are made against the funds within 120 days, the assets will be dispersed to other charitable organizations, a Kane spokesman said.
Sandusky originally founded the charity in 1977 to serve at-risk children, but many of the victims he molested were children he met at The Second Mile between 1994 and 2009. Several of those victims testified against Sandusky during his 2012 criminal trial. The organization formally shut down amid the widening scandal.
Sandusky is currently serving between 30 and 60 years in prison after he was convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse.