The Second Mile, a charity founded by accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, helped raise funds for the district judge that freed Sandusky on unsecured bail, Fox Philadelphia reports. It was previously reported that the judge, Leslie Duchtot had some ties to the charity.
Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator, was freed on $100,000 unsecured bail last week, which means that Sandusky is only required to pay the fee if he does not appear in court. The prosecution reportedly wanted $500,000 in secured bail for Sandusky as well as an ankle monitor.
In total, the charity raised $1,463 for District Judge Duchtot at a fundraiser in 2007 while she was running for office. At the time, Sandusky was still with The Second Mile as its founder.
The Second Mile has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after the emerging accusations against Sandusky. The charity, designed to help young children with a troubled past, was believed to be used by Sandusky as a source to find his victims. The 67-year-old has been charged by a state grand jury with counts of deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, and indecent assault.