Skip to comments.Penn State subpoena requests info on Sandusky and his charity (did n/p finance molestations?)
Posted on 02/24/2012 6:05:09 AM PST by Liz
The Patriot-News reported the US attorney requested info on Sandusky and his charity, "The Second Mile." A grand jury has alleged the former assistant coach molested 10 boys, most of whom he met through "The Second Mile" n/p charity. It is not known if the subpoena is directly related to the ongoing case, or part of an unspecified investigation. "The Second Mile" received a request for info WRT Sandusky's travel records days after he was arrested. The subpoena also wants info about ex- Penn State president Graham Spanier, and two ex-school officials, who have been charged with perjury and failure to report a crime WRT the Sandusky scandal.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
As Penn State prez Graham Spanier actually held what he called a "C***fest" on Penn State campus, and installed a special tent to indoctrinate students WRT homo sex practices.
PLENTY TO HIDE--Spanier is out as PS prez---but he and his wife are still on the PS payroll as tenured profs. Spanier advocated wife-swapping----that could be the reason why M/M Spanier are still getting paychecks---they must have some hair-raising stories to tell WRT group sex play on the PS campus.
disgusting all around
Had this whole thing never happened, Joe would be alive today.
Using a tax-free, non-profit for their activities is going to implicate a lot of people who thought they were contributing to a legit "charity."
The "charity's" checks should be especially scrutinized----the IRS says that's the biggest n/p scam---one "charity" writing checks to another "charity." That's how they finance their activities----and skim tax-free monies off for themselves.
Sandusky's disgusting shower sex is going to look tame---after they start digging into Spanier's anything-goes, sexual free-for-all.
READ MORE HERE http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/15/conference-aims-to-normalize-pedophilia/
BE AWARE There is a HUGE push to normalize pedophilia---BY PP AND ASSOCIATED GROUPS----they have been organizing for years. When one pedophile surfaces, you can be sure there are many others lurking around.
Keep in mind, these evil souless predators are amazingly persuasive and take pride in their ability to dupe people without displaying their true nature. People are easily taken in by these calculatedly charming, persuasive predators. Pedophiles entice their victims by gaining their trust.......the same way they get people to cover for them. The judge in the notorious Penn State case actually let Sandusky go free---another sign WRT how easily predators dupe people into being their willing enablers.
REALTIME CAUTIONARY TALE It was recently revealed - an alarmed mother found Sandusky took her son out of class without her permission on three occasions. When she approached the school, she was told she was being unduly alarmed, b/c, school officials reminded her, Jerry has a heart of gold. The mom insisted they call the police. But the braindead dupes talked her out of reporting it b/c that would hurt poor Jerry, they said.
The size and scope of this and the LACK of shock from the local community (See: “The dog that didn’t bark”) leads me to think there could be a large ring of pedophile activity created by like-minded individuals who gathered together in a place they found that was friendly to them.
Was NAMBLA active there?
Probably there were regular “densitization” classes on campus——under the guise of “mitigating discrimination.”
These classes have a hidden agenda——to make child sex acceptable-—which explains why Paterno and other PS insiders were not unduly alarmed when Sandusky’s activities surfaced.
Can I trouble you to elaborate on that? I've seen a very suspicious pattern resembling that at a charity I used to finance.
(CNSNews.com) By the time they leave elementary school, children should be able to define sexual orientation, and by the eighth grade be able to define emergency contraception and its use, according to a report containing controversial new recommendations for sex education in U.S. public schools.
Ideally, comprehensive sexuality education should start in kindergarten and continue through 12th grade, says the National Sexuality Education Standards report, drawn up by a range of advocates, academics and public education officials.
The Future of Sex Education (FoSE), an initiative started by sex education advocates, developed the standards to create a strategic plan for sexuality education policy and implementation.
Also involved are the American School Health Association, the National Education Association Health Information Network the non-profit arm of the nations largest teachers union, the NEA the American Association for Health Education and the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education.
An advisory committee includes senior officials from Planned Parenthood and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
The 45-page report determines age-appropriate guidelines for comprehensive sexuality education in the areas of anatomy, "identity," pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and others. Specifically, the National Sexuality Education Standards were developed to address the inconsistent implementation of sexuality education nationwide and the limited time allocated to teaching the topic, reads the report.
The authors argue too little time is devoted to instruction in HIV, pregnancy and STD prevention a median total of 3.1 hours in elementary school, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its rationale for sex education in public schools, the report says there is a pressing need to address harassment,
bullying and relationship violence in our schools, which have a significant impact on a students emotional and physical well-being as well as on academic success.
Standards to be introduced in kindergarten and be met by the second grade include: Identify different kinds of family structures and Demonstrate ways to show respect for different types of families.
Recommendations for students by the time they reach age seven include that they [u]se proper names for body parts, including male and female anatomy and [p]rovide examples of how friends, family, media, society and culture influence ways in which boys and girls think they should act.
Starting in the third grade, and upon completion of the fifth when most children are 10 years old students should be able to [d]efine sexual orientation as the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender and [i]dentify parents or other trusted adults of whom students can ask questions about sexual orientation.
By completion of the eighth grade, the report says, students should be able to [d]ifferentiate between gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, [e]xplain the range of gender roles, and [d]efine emergency contraception and its use.
Upon completion of middle school, students should be able to [a]nalyze external influences that have an impact on ones attitudes about gender, sexual orientation and gender identity;
<><>[a]ccess accurate information about gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation;
<><> [c]ommunicate respectfully with and about people of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations;
<><>[e]xplain the health benefits, risks and effectiveness rates of various methods of contraception, including abstinence and condoms; and,
<><> [d]escribe the steps to using a condom correctly.
And by the time they graduate from high school students should be expected to [d]efine emergency contraception and describe its mechanism of action and [a]ssess the skills and resources needed to become a parent.
Included in the guidelines are the following: Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of abstinence and other contraceptive methods, including condoms; Access medically-accurate information and resources about emergency contraception;
Compare and contrast the laws relating to pregnancy, adoption, abortion and parenting; and Describe potential impacts of power differences (e.g., age, status or position) within sexual relationships.
The report includes a glossary that defines gender expression, gender identity, gender roles, and transgenderism. National Resources for teachers, listed in the report, include GLSEN and Planned Parenthood Advocates for Youth, an organization that supports federal legislation for comprehensive sex education policy.
While the standards include references to abstinence, the FoSE advocates against abstinence-only programs. Today, as the pendulum swings away from abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, advocates for comprehensive sex education are challenged to remain vigilant on the policy front, making certain that we maintain gains against this failed effort, FoSE says on its Web site.
FoSE lists Focus on the Family, Concerned Women for America, Moral Majority and the Eagle Forum as groups that spearheaded campaigns to discredit comprehensive sexuality education.
Liz, do you have a link to this story? I would like to send it to my daughter.
(A) The two "charities" conspire to collude.
(B) The 1st charity writes a hefty check (disguised as a "contribution") to the 2nd charity.
(C) The 2nd charity takes a cut, then launders the rest of it----depositing it into a bank account that is accessible only by the 1st charity's principles.
Sometimes the money is sent offshore---one infamnous case had an individual "contributing" to a US synagogue. The rabbi took a cut, then deposited the rest in an Israeli bank account for the contributor's use later.....all tax-free.
Thanks. I saw one charity donate to dozens of distant unrelated charities. It makes no sense except as a variety of fraud.
I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' ni__ers, who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your a__.Prison or a Hospital won't do anything, they'll always be the way they are, broken and SICK.
The reporter who I think broke this story has said he believes there was a sex ring where young boys were pimped out to donors. Nothing would surprise me in this culture! Follow the money.
It was from CNSnews.com
Here’s another PP atrocity you might want to send.
PPhood’s newsest atrocity is texting children——a sex educator employed by Planned Parenthoodthe organization that works constantly to drive a wedge between children and their parents-—will be texting your children
without your knowledge or consent.
When Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey held its annual national sex educators conference, it promoted a website pushing such resources as Unequal Partners, Teaching about Power and Consent in Adult-Teen and Other Relationships.
Planned Parenthood is actively involved in trying to push the boundaries that separate and protect children from sexual activity.
While this particular texting program has launched in the Denver area, it may well be a test program with plans for nationwide expansion.
Parents must be very vocal in their opposition to Planned Parenthood texting their children. You can monitor your childrens phones for texting by noting the programs acronym and number.
The Planned Parenthood In Case Youre Curious contact info is obtained by texting ICYC to 66746.
Glad to know you are onto them——now it’s about time to nail these fraudsters.
Thanks for the input——the predators run in packs-—Sandusky was not operating alone.
When one surfaces you know for sure there are a pack of them preying on kids.
I read where the predators organize trips to FAO Schwartz toy store-—where they stand around checking out youngsters.
The problem is that the biggest such “non profits” have been captured by very powerful folks. It’s roughly parallel to why Corzine is still a free man. Laws don’t get applied.
Just keep in mind-—there’s more ways than one to skin a cat. If the crooks seem like they’re getting off scot-free under some laws-—there are other laws that apply.
After all-—they nailed mobster Al Capone on tax evasion-—not on all of the other crimes he committed.
It's a valid question ... I'm sure 'the press' will look into it... Just kidding - non-profits are a protected victim 'do gooder' liberal touchy feel thing. The press won't look unless they're forced by a picture or something. (Remember John Edwards? Teddy Kennedy and a dead woman? Clinton and Paula and Juanita?
And what about that woman who hired a hit man to kill anyone wearing fur? That's NOT being covered. It would be if a hit man was hired to kill an abortion doctor.
Wonder how the New York Times excuses that one away? No conservatives to trash? No interest...
Placemark for tomorrow pingout.
I didn't see that in the NY Post story. Where did that come from?
(I ask only because I trade info like that with other disgusted PSU grads.)
Oh, it was there——the ONLY reason I posted the piece.
I am so glad they are finally onto Spanier.
(NYP EXCERPT: “....the subpoena also included a request for information about former university president Graham Spanier, and former school officials Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, who have been charged with perjury and failure to report a crime in relation to the Sandusky scandal. “
Oh well. Thanks anyway.
Googling spanier wife swapping yielded several results including http://www.thinkinghousewife.com/wp/2011/11/the-values-of-graham-spanier/
Thanks for the link——there’s plenty of info out there on Spanier.
And wait’ll they start digging. There’s even more damaging info to come.
As a “human sexualty scholar,” Spanier’s interests were all-encompassing. And I’m sure he “shared” his “scholarly interests” in things like wife-swapping with his academic colleagues.
The NY Post article verified that Spanier is under investigation in the wake of the Sandusky scandal——not reporting one’s knowledge of crimes against children IS a crime.
Betcha Spanier knows plenty about pedophile sex rings.....and how they were financed via tax-exempt “charities.”
<><>November 18, 2000 Womyns Concerns and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) held C-Fest an event featuring performance art, music and a reading from Inga Muscio, author of the book C_____: A Declaration of Independence. Jess Dobkin, Lesbian performing artist, in various states of nudity. One report says it featured nudity, vulgar sexual references, and anti-male rants.
<><>February 2001 Womyns Concerns hosted Sex Faire to discuss issues of Sexual health, consensual activities and liberation. Included games such as pin the clitoris on the vulva and orgasm bingo. A book table featured Smut and Other Great Literature.
<><>October 2001 Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, accepted an invitation to speak.
<><>February 2002 third annual Sex Faire Womyns Concerns keynote speakers included Patrick Califia Rice, female to male transsexual and author of sadomasochistic books such as Macho Sluts and Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex and supporter of NAMBLA ; Sarah Weddington, a lawyer who won Roe v. Wade; Leslie Feinberg speaking on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Health Liberation; and Wendy Sanford presenting Our Bodies, Ourselves: Body, Image, Self-Care and Sexual Choices for Women. Number of workshops from Homosexuality to safe sex erotic. Information about Planned Parenthood was Available and free condoms were handed out. (a three day event)
<><> October 2002 announcement made Process to Create LGBT Minor to Begin
<><> February 6, 2003 FMLA brings Vagina Monologues to campus
<><> February 15, 2003 Womyns Concerns and FMLA bring back Sex Faire for five hours only (5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) four-one-hour workshops participants Include Planned Parenthood and Choice USA. Games include orgasm bingo and body painting for a lesson on consent.
<><> April 8, 2006 Mr. and Ms. Gay Penn State Pageant'.
REFERENCE Spanier, who earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and studied wife-swapping for his dissertation, has been the object of criticism by conservative activists for years. He remains a tenured professor at Penn State after resigning his administrative position, which gave him an annual income of more than half a million dollars. It is no surprise in light of his history that when charges were filed against an athletic director and vice president who failed to report the child rapes to the police, he expressed support for his employees and no concern for the victims.
It seems a sad situation because a few sick perverts impugn
the reputation of Penn State.
Forever folks will associate graduates to this horendous criminal endeavor and wonder if they knew or were involved.
Why do I have the feeling that a question about Larry Flynt - and his 'place' in the democrat party will NEVER be part of a debate question ...
Thanks for the ping;posts, Liz. Very interesting.
If anyone currently associated with Penn State would dare to speak out against inviting such a sick pervert as Rice to campus they would risk putting their future with the University at serious risk.
If you are a faculty member and not tenured you could kiss your career as an academic goodbye. If you are a PSU staff employee and persist with such intolerant views you will be terminated ("with extreme prejudice".)
All PSU staff are evaluated on an annual basis, and several criteria on the evaluation form deal with the employee's embrace and support of the PSU diversity policies. It's not enough to tolerate perverted behavior, it must be celebrated. Participation in diversity events related to gender issues, feminism, and homosexual behavior etc can be used to demonstrate the employees compliance with these policies.
Penn State has a long long way to go before the veil of secrecy around the administration and Board of Trustees is penetrated.
Dear God. This is almost too much to believe. How could “normal” parents send their kids to such an institution??
The predators and perverts effectively silenced any opposition to their outrageous activities with threats and intimidation.....notice that NONE of the savages' vaunted "tolerance and compassion" was reserved for young victims of their sexual savagery.
Spanier engineered a mind-numbing sexual free-for-all without fear of opposition. Imagine the hair-raising tales this perv could tell about wife-swapping, and other sexual sports, conducted on campus under his guidance.
And so it goes......what goes around, comes around. Spanier's "veil of secrecy" has been pierced.
Just give me 5 minutes with the books from Sandusky's "charity"----I'll tell you exactly where and how much tax-exempt money went to finance these activities.
THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF GRAHAM SPANIER Spanier wrote on wife-swapping in 1975 for the Archives of Sexual Behavior: " This article attempts to illuminate the understanding of swinging, or mate swapping, an increasingly common form of extramarital sexual activity. A theoretical formulation argues that swinging is a form of extramarital sexual activity which serves to define as good and acceptable a behavior that in other forms and in the past has been considered deviant or immoral."
THE "MIND" OF GRAHAM SPANIER Spanier earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and studied "wife-swapping" for his dissertation.
Spanier was forced to resign as Penn State president after the Sandusky child molestations surfaced----- but Spanier and his wife are still on the PS payroll as tenured profs. A form of blackmail---since he knows plenty about wife-swapping, pedophilia, and other sexual sports, among the PS faculty.
Graham Spanier and wife.
How could someone with a degree in SOCIALOGY(!!) become a
president of a university??? But then, as my friends say who've graduated from the University of Pennsylvania: Penn State is no Univ. of PA.
Excellent question. Methinks he was hired b/c he made sub rosa deals with PS trustees----after all, his reputation proceeded him. Looks like the PTB wanted all the "action" Spanier could provide.
REFERENCE In 1995, when Spanier was under consideration for the presidents spot at Penn State, the Penn State college newspaper reported: He very much focuses on affirmative action and a pro-homosexual agenda. Watch out for his social agenda and make sure he doesnt make it a priority over academics.
This emanated from the student body president at the University of Nebraska, where Spanier was formerly employed as president.
Looking at the info we have so far, I can see 50 single-spaced typed pages of crimes committed at PS. There should be several L/E agencies on this.
THIS IS A BIGGIE Possibly tax-exempt federal tax dollars were used illegally for pedophilia and wife-swapping activities---and strange as it may seem, when Congress allocates money, it's very specific WRT what should be done with it.
BIGGIE NUMBER TWO If tax-exempt education bond issue proceeds were misappropriated for illegal activities, used for activities for which they were not publicly designated---the SEC and IRS would be interested.
=============================================== Realistically, the culprits will not get anywhere near what they deserve. However, public anger might precipitate some prosecutions.
“And to think...Joe Paterno died for this idiot’s sins.
Had this whole thing never happened, Joe would be alive today. “
The man died of lung cancer. Let’s not raise him up as some Jesus figure.
Paterno was in a job he loved---and took no chances of losing it. The word was out: If anyone dared to speak out against Spanier's perverted campus activities, their futures were at risk.....those who persisted with 'intolerant' views, could be terminated ("with extreme prejudice.")
Spanier calculatedly protected his outrageous activities, using threats and intimidation (this alone is a prosecutable crime).
When Sandusky surfaced, the evil Spanier defended his employees (not the victims)........NONE of the vaunted liberal "tolerance and compassion" was reserved for young victims of the sexual savagery.
And so it goes......what goes around, comes around. Spanier's "veil of secrecy" has been pierced. What appeared to be a Brave New World led by Spanier has morphed into a very deep cesspool----and Spanier is about to dive in head-first.
Spanier engineered a mind-numbing sexual free-for-all---but not before silencing the opposition. Imagine the hair-raising tales this perv could tell about wife-swapping, and other sexual sports, conducted on campus under his leadership?
I hope Sandusky’s “Charity” sues somebody-—b/c that would open them up to the legal process of “discovery.” Visions of fraud, embezzlement, conspiracy, racketeering, concealment, criminal civil rights violations, various felony charges against Spanier, Sandusky, and other PS perverts, are dancing in my head.
Title 18 U.S.C. §1341, Mail Fraud,
18 U.S.C.§1001, Presenting a False Document to an Agent of the US Government (involves several felonies and could include forgery);
18 U.S.C.§1027 False statements and concealment of facts in relation to documents required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and other possible offenses including civiland/or criminal RICO violations.
18 U.S.C. §§1961-68 (RICO Act)18 U.S.C. §1001 (making false Statements to Agents of the US Government),
18 U.S.C. §241(Conspiracies Against Civil Rights).
Possibly full investigations crentering on RICO conspiracies under 18 U.S.C. §1962(c) could be warranted because (1) the persons (2) were employed by or associated with an enterprise (3) that engaged in or affected interstate commerce and that (4) the persons operated or managed the enterprise (5) through a “pattern” (6) of racketeering activity, and (7) the parents/students were injured by reason of the “pattern” of racketeering activity.
Alleged Offenses could include Violation of Title 18 U.S.C. §241 Conspiracy Against Constitutional Rights which prohibits in relevant part, two or more persons (from conspiring) to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory,Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same . . . See, 18 U.S.C. §241.
ALL OF THESE FUNDS WERE CONTROLLED BY GRAHAM SPANIER We need to determine the extent of PS’s federal, state and local government grants which emanate from an assortment of governmental entities. Besides the DOE, grants could have been issued by the EPA and DOJ for various campus projects——including monies private Foundations from a variety of private charitable organizations AND funding from more traditional sources, such as corporate and private foundations.
A full list of donors might be available from the Capital Research Center, a non-profit organization which studies advocacy groups.
FBI TIPS PAGE: https://tips.fbi.gov/
That would be a little like bringing a libel suit - it generally opens up a can of worms for the person who brings it. Sadly, I don’t think the charity is that dumb. What do you think?
Yeah-—but remember “tolerant and compassionate” pervs pride themselves on their abilities to dupe people.
In their perverted minds, they think they can emerge as winners.
However, vainglorious people are usually blindsided.
When this first broke I said I was suspicious.
There was too much talk about things like a ‘sandusky special’ which was two scoops of ice cream upside down cone on top (i guess a hilarious imitation of buttocks -hee hee pedophilia is so funny)
There was a DA that was looking into this that dissappeared.
There are millions of dollars of funding being tossed around to agencies involving these people.
I would place a good size bet there was a ‘ring’ of activity with players that all knew each other and participated, and we don’t even see the entire tip of the iceburg yet.
If Sandusky threatens to spill the beans he may dissappear too.
JUST MY OPINION AND GUT FEELING - not based on anything but years and years of observations.
Yikes. If that was my wife I might want to “swap” her also. But would I have to take her back?
No question-—we’re all cynical WRT to seeing justice done here. But there’s more ways than one to skin these perverted cats. After all, they nailed AL Capone on tax evasions-—NOT on the brutal crimes he committed.
Of course, there’s a PS pedophile ring-—Spanier has connections. He’s a lightning rod for every pervert roaming the land. These predators know where the action is. The pervs need a constant supply of partners-—that’s what separates pervs from the rest of the population.
Gayders in a marriage of convenience looking for same-sex action.
I hope you’re right that the charity will get arrogant and make the wrong move.
Love this picture. Does the guy even LIKE football or just the players? I’ve gotta go to You Tube and find a clip of Spanier. My gaydar is pretty good but I’d like to hear the creep speak, lol!
SOURCE: secondmile.org web site
A Statement from The Second Mile - 1.13.2012
As The Second Mile continues to evaluate its options for the future, the organization has decided to sell the property at 2400 Bernel Road, in Bellefonte, PA. The 60-plus acre parcel had been the designated site of The Second Mile Center for Excellence; construction on the Center began in 2011. However, in the wake of the tragic events that have come to light over the past several months, continued funding for the project is no longer available. The Second Mile cancelled the project in November of last year.
While we are saddened that the Center For Excellence will not be built, those feelings pale in comparison with the anguish we feel for the victims of the abuse reported by the Attorney General. Our primary concern is for the victims and their families and for those children we continue to serve.
We continue to seek the preservation of our key programs, which the staff and volunteers at The Second Mile have worked tirelessly to create. The sale of this property is a key step in achieving this goal. Scheduled programs which have been on-going through the end of 2011 will continue through the coming months; our Leadership Institute will be held in April 1-4, as planned.
A Statement from The Second Mile - 12.7.2011
In the wake of the tragic events that have come to light over the last several weeks, The Second Mile has lost significant financial support. Therefore, The Second Mile will implement a reduction in staff to put the organization in a better position to preserve programs. Earlier today, some Second Mile employees received notice that their employment will end over the next several months in an orderly phase-out.
We at The Second Mile are saddened by the need to make these cutbacks; however, our foremost concerns reside with the victims of the horrific abuse reported by the Attorney General and with the children we serve. We continue to seek preservation of key programs that the staff and volunteers at The Second Mile worked tirelessly to create. Scheduled programs will continue as planned.
In the meantime, The Second Mile is continuing to cooperate fully with the Attorney Generals investigation and will adhere to its legal responsibilities throughout this process.
A Statement from The Second Mile - 11.28.2011
Our focus remains on the victims. Children who suffer sexual abuse face unique and formidable challenges, as do their families. The events reported over the past few weeks have saddened and horrified us; we are determined to do all we can to help the survivors with the healing process.
Indeed, our organization is committed to supporting survivors of sexual violence throughout Pennsylvania. In that spirit, we are strongly encouraging our donors to support the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is the oldest anti-sexual violence coalition in the United States. PCAR works to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault; it has done so for more than 36 years. PCAR provides funding, training and support to a statewide network of 51 sexual assault centers who serve victims of all ages and the people who support them in all 67 counties of the Commonwealth. Each year, the 51 sexual assault centers in the PCAR network provide confidential services, at no charge, to more than 51,500 men, women and children affected by sexual abuse.
Effective immediately, we ask that you join us in this commitment to sexual abuse survivors by sending your donations to PCAR to support sexual abuse prevention as well as the counseling needs of sexual abuse victims. Donations can be made online at www.pcar.org. You may designate your gift to support victim services or prevention.
At the Second Mile, we are continuing to review options for the next phase of our programs. As we do so, our December programs will continue as scheduled. Just as The Second Mile is making formal reports to the appropriate officials of any child abuse allegations, we encourage all members of the public to report child abuse as well as any relevant information to the Pennsylvania Attorney Generals office, 814-863-1053, or the Pennsylvania State Police, 814-470-2238, or other appropriate authorities.
We also remind you that victim advocates and sexual assault counselors are available to assist any person who has been impacted by sexual assault, regardless of their choice to work with law enforcement.
A Statement from The Second Mile - 11.21.2011
We at the Second Mile are sorrowful and horrified about what was suffered by the victims. First and foremost, our thoughts are with the young people hurt by these terrible events, and with their families.
We are working with all our donors and supporters to determine the projected future support level. Because the focus of our organization is on the children, The Second Mile is currently exploring three options: (1) restructuring the organization and keeping its programs going, even if it means doing so at a reduced level of service and funding, (2) maintaining the programs by transferring them to other organizations or (3) not continuing. Our primary goal is to sustain the programs for the sake of the kids.
We are deeply troubled by the factual allegations in this case. Right now, we are doing everything in our power to investigate and understand what happened. As we strive to come to grips with these events, we are giving law enforcement authorities our full cooperation. Indeed, cooperating fully with investigators stands as one of our paramount duties in the coming days.
As The Second Mile moves into its next phase, we will focus on helping the successful programs provided over many years continue. The overwhelming support we have received recently increases our motivation to achieve this goal. To this end, we are working with our supporters and partners to let them have a voice in how we move forward. As we do so, the victims and their families will remain foremost in our thoughts and prayers. Ultimately, it is the children who matter.
A Statement from The Second Mile Board of Directors - 11.14.2011
Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Second Mile (TSM) accepted the resignation of Dr. Jack Raykovitz, the CEO of The Second Mile for the past 28 years. Both Dr. Raykovitz and the Board believe this is in the best interests of the organization. David Woodle, the current Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, will now be responsible for day-to-day operations of The Second Mile.
Although the allegations against Jerry Sandusky and the alleged incidents occurred outside Second Mile programs and events, this does not change the fact that the alleged sexual abuse involved Second Mile program children, nor does it lessen the terrible impact of sexual abuse on its victims.
The Second Miles mission is to help young people particuarly those in need to achieve their potential. The safety and well-being of the children participating in our programs is central to fulfilling that mission. To that end, we made the following decisions:
We will conduct an internal investigation to assess our internal policies, procedures and processes; and make recommendations regarding the organizations future operations. We hope to have those findings by the end of December.
We have engaged as our General Counsel the firm of Archer & Greiner, including partner Lynne Abraham. Archer & Greiner succeeds Wendell Courtney, who resigned from that position last week.
In addition, we will of course continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation by the Attorney Generals office.
Over the past week the families of many participants have urged us to maintain TSMs programs, saying they continue to believe deeply in TSMs mission and the value it provides young people in our community. We remain committed to Second Mile children, teens and families.
Our continued prayers, thoughts and concerns go out to all those affected. Just as the Second Mile is making reports of any information we receive, we continue to encourage anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact investigators from the Office of Attorney General at 814-863-1053 or Pennsylvania State Police at 814-470-2238.
Statement of Resignation from President/CEO of The Second Mile - 11.14.2011
I have submitted, and the Board has accepted, my resignation as President/CEO of The Second Mile. Providing any statement beyond that sentence takes the focus from where it should be - on the children, young adults and families who have been impacted. Their pain and their healing is the greatest priority, and my thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with them. I continue to urge anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact investigators from the Office of Attorney General at 814-863-1053 or Pennsylvania State Police at 814-470-2238.
A mother wrote to The Second Mile this week, I am saddened by the prospect of people losing faith in this amazing organization . . ..What you have built in my child is a confidence, a sense of belonging, respect, joy in helping others, and most importantly, his self esteem . . .. I hope that my resignation brings with it the beginning of that restoration of faith in the community of volunteers and staff that, along with the children and families we serve, are The Second Mile.
A Statement from The Second Mile 11.6.2011
The newly released details and the breadth of the allegations from the Attorney Generals office bring shock, sadness and concern from The Second Mile organization. Our prayers, care and compassion go out to all impacted.
The most recent reports weve read this past weekend state that Mr. Sandusky met the alleged victims through The Second Mile. To our knowledge, all the alleged incidents occurred outside of our programs and events. However, we are encouraging anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact investigators from the Office of Attorney General at 814-863-1053 or Pennsylvania State Police at 814-470-2238.
As The Second Miles CEO Jack Raykovitz testified to the Grand Jury, he was informed in 2002 by Pennsylvania State University Athletic Director Tim Curley that an individual had reported to Mr. Curley that he was uncomfortable about seeing Jerry Sandusky in the locker room shower with a youth. Mr. Curley also shared that the information had been internally reviewed and that there was no finding of wrongdoing. At no time was The Second Mile made aware of the very serious allegations contained in the Grand Jury report.
Subsequently, in November 2008, Mr. Sandusky informed The Second Mile that he had learned he was being investigated as a result of allegations made against him by an adolescent male in Clinton County, PA. Although he maintained there was no truth to the claims, we are an organization committed first and foremost to the safety and well-being of the children we serve. Consistent with that commitment and with The Second Mile policy, we immediately made the decision to separate him from all of our program activities involving children. Thus, from 2008 to present, Mr. Sandusky has had no involvement with Second Mile programs involving children.
The Second Mile was first contacted by the Attorney Generals office in early 2011. Since then, we have done everything in our power to cooperate with law-enforcement officials and will continue to do so.
Our highest priority always has been and will continue to be the safety and well-being of the children participating in our programs. We encourage program participants to report any allegations of abuse and/or inappropriate sexual activity wherever it has occurred, and we take any such reports directly to Child Protective Services. We have many policies and procedures designed to protect our participants, including employee and volunteer background checks, training and supervision of our activities.
The Second Mile has helped thousands of Pennsylvanias children to lead better lives, and we remain committed to that mission. Our success is a result of the trust placed in us by the families and professionals with whom we partner, and we will take any steps needed to maintain their confidence in us.
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Second Mile Reverse Drawing Scheduled for November 11, 2011 Postponed
We thank all of you who have purchased tickets for The Second Miles Reverse Drawing. The Second Mile has helped thousands of Pennsylvanias children to lead better lives, and we thank you for your support of that mission.
That mission was in evidence as Second Mile Friend and Friend Fitness events took place at a number of locations across the Commonwealth this past weekend. We very much appreciate the continued trust placed in us by the families of all of our program participants. We remain committed to providing our programs and services to children as scheduled.
While we are providing our childrens programming as scheduled, The Second Mile has decided, out of respect and compassion for all impacted by the allegations from the Attorney Generals office, to postpone The Second Miles Reverse Drawing, which was to be held November 11, 2011. In past years, this has been a fun-filled and exciting evening, and we cannot imagine holding this event in the wake of the recent allegations, which have brought shock, sadness and concern to all associated with The Second Mile organization.
We thank you again for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the re-scheduled event. We will be in contact with you about your Reverse Drawing support and our continuing to serve children together.