AP: Sandusky Charity Asks Donors to Give Elsewhere

November 28, 2011 - 5:16 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A charity for at-risk children founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach now charged with molesting boys is telling its donors to give their money to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape instead.

The Second Mile made the recommendation Monday in the latest sign its days may be numbered. But the charity says its December programs will continue as scheduled.

The Second Mile was founded by Jerry Sandusky, who is charged with sexual abuse of eight boys over a 15-year period. Prosecutors say he met victims through the charity. He denies the allegations.

Last week the charity said it was considering restructuring, transferring programs to other organizations or ceasing operations.

Lawyers for one of the people described in a grand jury report as a victim of repeated sexual attacks by Sandusky are seeking a court order to prevent the charity from unloading assets.