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Judge OKs letting Second Mile charity to dissolve

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 11, 2016 8:15 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) -- A judge has agreed to let the charity founded by convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky dissolve.

A Centre County judge has granted The Second Mile organization's request.

The nonprofit's attorney says Sandusky's conviction made it nearly impossible for the charity he founded in 1977 to continue.

The charity's stated purpose was helping disadvantaged children, but Sandusky is serving decades in prison after he was convicted of molesting several boys, including some he met through it. 

The ruling formalizes the board's decision in July to close the Second Mile.

Some $750,000 in remaining assets will be turned over to the attorney general's office, which regulates charities.

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