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Sandusky-founded Second Mile asks court OK to go out of business

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 12, 2016 11:05 AM
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a hearing about his appeal in Bellefonte, Pa. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Bellefonte) -- The charity founded by disgraced former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has filed a court petition seeking permission to go out of business. 

WJAC-TV reports the Second Mile organization filed the 40-page petition in Centre County yesterday. 

The charity's board says its fundraising has dropped to nothing and nearly all of its assets have been distributed in the wake of Sandusky's arrest and conviction on charges he molested several boys, including some he met through the nonprofit. 

Sandusky founded the group in 1977 with the stated purpose of helping disadvantaged children. 

The court filing formalizes the board's decision in July to close the charity.

The petition asks the court to transfer any remaining assets to the state attorney general's office and to officially dissolve the charity.

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