Judge In Penn State ‘Sandusky’ Case Volunteers At The Second Mile, The Charity Sandusky Founded
No Cash Bail On 40 Counts Of Sexual Abuse Of Children
By Dell Hill
Certainly no conflict of interest....directly or implied...here!
The judge who ruled former
Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky be freed on $100,000
unsecured bail after being charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse
against children is a volunteer for The Second Mile, the charity
The judge who set Jerry Sandusky's (c.) bail volunteered at the his charity organization, Second Mile.
state Attorney General's Office requested $500,000 bail and an
electronic leg monitor for Sandusky, but District Judge Leslie Dutchcot,
active in several volunteer roles, ordered Sandusky, a State College
resident, to have no contact with children. He will not have to pay any
money unless he fails to appear for court.
also serves as counsel for the law firm Goodall & Yurchak. She is
vice president of Centre County Meals on Wheels, a counselor at Centre
County Law Enforcement Camp Cadet, Inc. and volunteers for the American
A phone call to her office was not immediately returned.
wrote a letter of resignation from The Second Mile in 2010, saying, "I
believe this is a good time for me to retire from my day-to-day
involvement with the organization in order to devote more time to my
family and personal matters."
press secretary from Pennsylvania's State Department said the agency
had never received any complaints about The Second Mile with regard to
misuse of funds.
can assess civil penalties - fines, cease and desist orders - but
anything criminal, we would refer to the Attorney General's office,"
said Ron Ruman. "Second Mile's filings seem to be in order. We haven't
seen a complaint that would have triggered any investigation."
The chances are excellent that the prosecution will request Judge Dutchot to recuse herself following this stunning revelation.