Friday, November 11, 2011
As the scandal in Pennsylvania continues to unfold, Governor Tom Corbett has called for an investigation into Second Mile, the charity founded by Jerry Sandusky, the retired coach now charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse. The Governor is quoted as saying, "I need to know what [the charity's] board members knew." According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, Second Mile banned Sandusky from interacting with children in 2008 when he informed them that he was being investigated. Sandusky retired from the charity in 2010. In 2002 Penn State's athletic director told the chief executive of Second Mile about inappropriate behavior by Sandusky, but the chief executive says that he was told there was no finding of wrongdoing and Second Mile took no action at that time.