The embattled Jerry Sandusky founded The Second Mile in 1977 as a group home for troubled boys, accepting children who would benefit from positive human interaction. The organization has grown into a statewide charity with eight chapters across Pennsylvania.
The organization released a statement in an attempt to clear its name after the scandal broke. The statement, posted on the charity’s website, noted that it immediately acted in 2008 to ban Sandusky from programs involving children when he told them he was under investigation for sexual abuse with a young boy.
The Second Mile’s executive director Jack Raykovitz testified that he was told by Athletic Director Tim Curley about the alleged abuse but that an internal investigation found no evidence to back up the claims.