Penn State Update: Second Mile and Trustees update
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania charity for troubled youths started by convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky is seeking permission to transfer money to a Texas ministry so that mentoring programs can be offered this spring. The Second Mile needs a judge’s approval to transfer $200,000 to Arrow Child & Family Ministries. The charity was financially crippled by the sex scandal involving Sandusky who was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
Its plans to shift programs and millions of dollars in assets to Arrow has been on hold until the resolution of any damage claims filed by lawyers for Sandusky’s victims. The Second Mile said Friday that a limited cash transfer will allow Arrow to run three Second Mile programs this spring while preserving the ability of the charity to pay damages.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s civil defense lawyer is defending comments made by its former president shortly after two of his top deputies were arrested more than a year ago. University attorney Nancy Conrad on Friday again sought dismissal of Mike McQueary’s defamation and whistleblower lawsuit. She says Graham Spanier’s remarks in support of Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were taken out of context.
Conrad says Spanier in November 2011 said more than “the charges are groundless.” She says the expanded quote was that “I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally and appropriately.” McQueary was a witness in the Jerry Sandusky molestation case. He is arguing Spanier’s comments made him look untruthful. A hearing on the school’s objections to the lawsuit is Monday.
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