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State College, Pennsylvania (CNN) – The head of a charity for young people founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has resigned amid accusations that Sandusky sexually abused young boys involved with the organization.
Jack Raykovitz, who served as CEO of the Second Mile for 28 years, resigned Sunday, the group's board of directors said in a statement Monday. Both Raykovitz "and the board believe this is in the best interests of the organization."
David Woodle, the board's vice chairman, will take over day-to-day operations, the statement said.
Saying that the "safety and well-being of the children" is central to its mission, the board announced it will conduct an internal investigation and make "recommendations regarding the organization's future operations. We hope to have those findings by the end of December."
The organization also vowed to cooperate fully with the state attorney general's investigation.
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