November 14th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Sandusky's attorney speaks out

Editor's note: Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, AC360 hears from Jerry Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, who says his client is innocent. 

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.


Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Jerry Sandusky
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Cindy

    Thank you CNN for continuing to dig up this long horrible coverup trail.....now a judge.....unbelievable. Please follow up on the connection with this new Penn State "internal investigation" board that is head by a VP with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in america no doubt Penn state does drug research for them and large amounts of money are involved. Also is the FBI involved or an agency outside of the state of Penn??

    November 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  2. Doris A. Paquin

    If you truly believe your client is innocent, Mr. Amendola you shouldn't have a problem leaving your children or grandchildren with your client. Pardon me, but your client is truly a monster. And all the victims have been revictimized by his plea of innocent. It goes on and on. And for the record I believe they never forgot what he did to them.

    November 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  3. Greg

    Well, whether he's innocent or guilty, I don't think Sandusky's attorney did him any favors stating he showers with boys "because he's a jock". However, I still hold that we don't know everything yet....and this is either going to be a horrible false accusation, or this is going to get far, far uglier than we think it is so far.

    November 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
  4. naoma foreman

    Excuse me!!!!!!! What then did that young man see when he walked past the shower room and saw you with the young kid who had his hands on the wall and you were anally having sex with him? Was he hallucinating, or are you, dear man, simply LYING. I know people plead "not guilty" but just wait until your trial.

    November 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  5. Marsh

    Sandusky single handily managed to not only destroy the lives of countless children, but the reputation of an entire university, and the residents of the state. I can't help but wonder just how deep this scandal runs though. What ever happened to that DA? What ties does the Gov. Tom Corbett have to all of this? Anderson should follow the $ trail starting with the contributions to the Gov and work your way back to his days as Attorney Gen. How much $ did US Steel and Surma spend? Garban? Unfortunately sensationalism is what boosts ratings, and Joe Paterno brought the most. Seek the truth and find the answers! Watergate will pale in comparison when this is done.

    November 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
    • mark

      SINGLE HANDEDLY? He had a lot of hands hushing up this info throughout the years. They can all share the blame, the ones with the most to lose getting their proportionate share

      November 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
    • Oscar Gulang

      I am not too concerned about the fate of the university and all the staff that failed to stop the abuses of children. They deserve any fallout that comes out of these sorry events. The culture that they have of winning at any cost is not just acceptable by any measure. Paterno, McQueary and up the chain in PSU are as guilty as Sandusky in not following the moral standard that the university espoused.

      November 15, 2011 at 1:34 am |