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Judge Rules: Insurer for Sandusky's Charity Doesn't Have to Cover Criminal or Legal Costs

Source: AP

Posted on 04 Mar 2013 by Neilson

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Sandusky trialThe insurance carrier for the children's charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky doesn't have to cover his criminal or civil legal costs related to acts of child sexual abuse, a judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane said Sandusky was not acting as an employee or executive of The Second Mile when he abused and molested boys.

"The fact that Sandusky met his victims through The Second Mile - or even sexually abused victims `during the course of activities of Second Mile' - does not change the fact that his sexual abuse of children was personal in nature, and performed in his individual capacity," the judge's ruling said.

The judge ruled in favor of Warren, N.J.-based Federal Insurance Co., which had brought the case against Sandusky. The decision related to paying for his lawyers follows the judge's earlier ruling that the insurer wasn't on the hook for judgments against him.