Friday, November 18, 2011

NY Times: Sandusky's Second Mile foundation Closing Its Doors

Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile Foundation is shutting its doors.

David Woodle, the chief executive of the charity the Second Mile told the New York Times Friday that the foundation was seeking to transfer its programs to other nonprofit organizations. Simply put, it was preparing to close shop.

The Second Mile was founded by Sandusky in 1977 to help disadvantaged children and children from dysfunctional families. According to the summary of the Grand Jury testimony, "it was within the Second Mile program that Sandusky found his victims" and that it was through the foundation that he had access to "hundreds of boys, many of who were vulnerable due to their social situations".

After news broke of Sandusky's indictment on multiple charges of sexual abuse and assault, the Second Mile was essentially done as people would not want to associate themselves with the foundation.

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