STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Even after coming under investigation for sexually abusing boys, Jerry Sandusky raked in almost half a million dollars in “consulting fees” from the kids charity he allegedly used as a recruiting ground for victims.
Sandusky took an annual $57,000 consulting fee from the Second Mile between 2000 until 2008, according to the organization’s tax forms. The payments totaled $456,000 and were made after the former Penn State football defensive coordinator came under scrutiny in 1998 from campus police and the local district attorney after allegations he had victimized a boy. In 2002, he was allegedly seen raping a different boy by a Penn State assistant coach.
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football defensive coordinator accused of sexually abusing at least eight boys over 15 years, is no longer welcome at the school, and two administrators accused of covering for him are stepping down.
The university announced yesterday that Sandusky, whose emeritus status granted him access to the university and an office in the athletic center, would be barred from the campus — the site of many of Sandusky’s sexual assaults on young boys, according to the grand jury investigation into the case.