Sandusky's Charity Seeks Approval To Close

By: CNN, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: CNN, Posted by Chelsey Moran
A charity founded by Jerry Sandusky is seeking approval to close and transfer its assets to a Texas-based ministry, as the former Penn State football coach fights allegations of sexual assault.

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, after waiving his preliminary hearing. The decision moves him toward a trial on charges of child sex abuse. At least some of his 10 accusers had been expected to testify at Tuesday's hearing. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- A charity founded by Jerry Sandusky is seeking approval to close and transfer its assets to a Texas-based ministry, as the former Penn State football coach fights allegations of sexual assault.

The Second Mile on Friday requested court approval in Centre County, Pennsylvania, to transfer its programs to Arrow Child & Family Ministries, Second Mile's interim chief executive, David Woodle, said Friday.

Sandusky founded The Second Mile 35 years ago to help troubled youth. Sandusky faces more than 50 counts involving sexual acts with 10 boys, and prosecutors allege he met some of his accusers through The Second Mile.

Arrow also is dedicated to at-risk youth and their families.

"Arrow's mission is consistent with the goals and objectives of The Second Mile's programs," Woodle said. "While we are sad that The Second Mile will not continue running programs, we are heartened that the important work of helping children -- and their families -- reach their full potential will go on."

Sandusky's trial is scheduled to begin June 5.


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