A status conference was scheduled for The Second Mile’s petition to transfer its assets over to a Texas charity in its attempt to shut down operations.
The conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the third floor conference room of the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte with Senior Judge William F. Morgan of the Warren and Forest County courts system presiding, according to court documents.
The Second Mile, the charity for underprivileged children founded in 1977 by former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky, is attempting to transfer its assets, including $2 million in cash assets, a program endowment and program-related non-cash entities, to Arrow Child and Family Ministries Inc. of Houston, Texas after donor support weakened after child sex abuse charges were filed against Sandusky. Arrow Child & Family Ministries is a Christian organization that helps neglected and abused children that have been removed from their homes.
Sandusky was found guilty on 45 out of 48 counts of child sex abuse in June.
Morgan took over the case after Centre County Judge Jonathan Grine recused himself in late June.
The people referred to as “Victim 3,” “Victim 5” and “Victim 7” in the Sandusky case as well as person known as “John Doe A” filed in June to have a judge stop The Second Mile from transferring its assets. They believe that if The Second Mile were to transfer all of its funds that it might not be able to pay what it would owe in liabilities if civil suits are filed in the future.