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Freeh Report says Sandusky's charity may have kept quiet

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WHTM) -

On a clear spring day on April 5, prosecutor Joe McGettigan took the podium and described Sandusky's foundation vividly.

"Second Mile, no matter what it's reported purpose, for the defendant was a victim factory, an assembly line for adolescent children to be abused, sodomized, anally raped by this defendant," McGettigan said.

Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys over a span of 14 years. Last Thursday, former FBI director and federal judge Louis Freeh unleashed his 267-page report detailing Penn State University's handling of the Sandusky scandal.

According to the Freeh Report, McGettigan may have been right.

Freeh and his investigators said that on March 19, 2001, athletic director Tim Curley met with Second Mile executive director Jack Raykovitz. The report infers the two spoke about what Mike McQuery reported he saw in the Lasch Building a month earlier.

The report states that Raykovitz spoke with Sandusky soon after the meeting with Curley. Sandusky admitted to Raykovitz that he 'showered with boys, but nothing more' according to the report. Still, The Second Mile took no action.

In 2003, Sandusky was pictured shirtless with a child on the cover of The Second Mile's annual report. Sandusky continued his charity work and earned $57,000 a year until he retired from The Second Mile in 2010.

Freeh said Sandusky continued to use Penn State's facilities with Second Mile children.

"He's showing up with young boys, he's staying in dormitories with them over night. There's more red flags here than you can count," Freeh said.

Wendell Courtney, Penn State's former general counsel, was also mentioned in the report, which says Courtney discussed Sandusky's incidents in 1998 and in 2001. Courtney also represented The Second Mile Foundation pro-bono during that time. His legal duties dissolved for both the university and charity after Sandusky was arrested last November.

Around the same time, The Second Mile closed its operation. The foundation faces no criminal charges involving the Sandusky scandal. Representatives of the charity testified they knew of no allegations against Sandusky until 2008.

Freeh said no one from The Second Mile, including Raykovitz, spoke with his investigators.

Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham now represents The Second Mile. Abraham did not return calls from abc27 News on Monday.

Raykovitz spent 28 years with The Second Mile. He is a practicing psychologist.

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