The charity founded by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Second Mile, plans to fold and will look to transfer its programs to other nonprofit organizations, according to The New York Times.
“We’re working hard to figure out how the programs can survive this event,” David Woodle, the charity’s acting chief executive told The Times. “We aren’t protective of this organization that it survives at all costs.”
Second Mile has come under extreme scrutiny in recent weeks after the emerging accusations of sexual abuse against Sandusky. The charity, designed to help young children with a troubled past, was believed to be used by Sandusky as a source to find his victims. The 67-year-old has been charged by a state grand jury with counts of deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, and indecent assault.
Earlier this week, Second Mile announced it had accepted the resignation of then CEO Jack Raykovitz. He had served as the CEO for 28 years.