Penn State wants Sandusky charity to help pay victims

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after a hearing of arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State wants the insurance companies of a charity founded by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to help pay out settlements to his sexual assault accusers.

WJAC-TV (http://bit.ly/29y6PXi ) reports the university made the filing last week in Centre County Orphans’ Court. In the filing, Penn State says The Second Mile was in a position to stop and prevent Sandusky from abusing children but negligently failed.

The charity’s stated purpose was helping disadvantaged children, but Sandusky is serving decades in prison after he was convicted in 2012 of molesting several boys, including some he met through the charity.

The Second Mile dissolved earlier this year, when it had about $800,000 in assets. That money was turned over to the attorney general’s office.

The university has paid close to $92 million to 32 victims.

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Information from: WJAC-TV, http://www.wjactv.com

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