The Second Mile program released a statement Monday in response to the allegations of the sexual abuse of young boys by Jerry Sandusky.
In the statement, The Second Mile program -- the non-profit organization Sandusky founded in 1977 for underprivileged children -- stated that Sandusky had no involvement with Second Mile programs involving children from 2008 to the present.
This stemmed from the November 2008 investigation of Sandusky 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," the statement said. "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."
To their knowledge, all the alleged incidents occurred outside of their programs and events, The Second Mile said in the release.
Sandusky, 67, of State College, was indicted Friday on 40 counts on seven different charges stemming from incidents where he allegedly sexually abused eight young boys he met through The Second Mile program.
According to the statement, at no time was The Second Mile made aware of the allegations contained in the grand jury presentment.
The Second Mile CEO Jack Raykovitz testified to the grand jury he was informed in 2002 by Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley that an individual had reported to Curley that he was uncomfortable about seeing Sandusky in the locker room shower with a youth, according to the statement.
"The newly released details and the breadth of the allegations from the Attorney General's office bring shock, sadness and concern from The Second Mile organization," The Second Mile said in the statement. "Our prayers, care and compassion go out to all impacted."