Penn State to collect $733K from Sandusky's defunct charity
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FILE: Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse essorted by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, after attending a post-sentence motion hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
(Harrisburg) — Penn State is set to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from the defunct charity for at-risk youth founded by now-imprisoned Jerry Sandusky while he was an assistant football coach.
The state attorney general’s office tells The Associated Press that the university will receive $733,000 as a result of a recent agreement.
The university says it will receive additional money from the insurers of the charity, The Second Mile, though terms are confidential.
When Penn State took steps in 2017 to sue The Second Mile it didn’t spell out why it was going after the charity.
But prosecutors have said Sandusky used The Second Mile to find children he would later abuse. Some testified at Sandusky’s 2012 trial.
The Sandusky scandal has cost Penn State over a quarter-billion dollars, including over $100 million to settle abuse claims.