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Penn State to collect $733K from Sandusky’s defunct charity

Mark Scolforo
Associated Press
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for an appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be re-sentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction. Superior Court on Tuesday said Sandusky was improperly sentenced using mandatory minimums. The 75-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in state prison for sexual abuse of 10 boys. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

HARRISBURG — Penn State is set to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from the defunct charity for at-risk youth founded by now-imprisoned Jerry Sandusky while he was an assistant football coach.

The state attorney general’s office tells The Associated Press that the university will receive $733,000 as a result of a recent agreement.

The university says it will receive additional money from the insurers of the charity, The Second Mile, though terms are confidential.

When Penn State took steps in 2017 to sue The Second Mile it didn’t spell out why it was going after the charity.

But prosecutors have said Sandusky used The Second Mile to find children he would later abuse. Some testified at Sandusky’s 2012 trial.

The Sandusky scandal has cost Penn State over a quarter-billion dollars, including over $100 million to settle abuse claims.