HARRISBURG -- The United States Postal Inspection Service is investigating The Second Mile, the charity founded by alleged child predator and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, reports CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol.
A person with direct knowledge of the investigation or inquiry spoke to Bristol on condition of anonymity.
The U.S. Postal Inspectors’ website says it enforces more than 200 federal laws, including ones related to child exploitation. Among them: coercion and enticement; activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors; and transportation of minors with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
NBC News reported last November that federal authorities were examining allegations that Sandusky took victims to bowl games across state lines.
A call to the United States Postal Inspection Service was not returned.
Eric Herman, who is serving as a spokesman for The Second Mile, said the organization was “unaware of any such investigation, but the Second Mile cooperates with all investigations.”
Sandusky has been charged with 52 criminal counts for what state prosecutors have said was the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period. Investigators allege that he met most of his victims, if not all, through The Second Mile, the State College-based charity he founded in 1977 to help at-risk youths
He maintains his innocence and is out on bail while he awaits trial.