- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The charity founded by convicted former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has filed a court petition seeking permission to go out of business.

WJAC-TV reports the Second Mile organization filed the 40-page petition in Centre County on Monday.

Sandusky, 71, founded Second Mile in 1977 with the stated purpose of helping disadvantaged children.

The charity’s board says the charity’s fundraising dropped to nothing and nearly all of its assets have been distributed in the wake of Sandusky’s 2011 arrest and conviction on child molestation charges.

Sandusky was arrested after a two-year grand jury investigation. He was charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse of boys, including several he met through his charity, from 1994 to 2009. He was convicted of most of those charges and sentenced in October 2012 to 30 to 60 years in prison.

The court filing formalizes the board’s decision in July to close the charity. The petition asks the court to transfer any remaining assets to the state attorney general’s office and to officially dissolve the charity.


Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, https://www.tribune-democrat.com

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