Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University football coach facing multiple charges of child sexual abuse, is drawing on an insurance policy owned by the nonprofit youth organization he founded to finance his defense, according to The Daily Caller and the Centre Daily Times.
Federal Insurance, the company that provided the policy for youth charity the Second Mile, is seeking a court order absolving it of responsibility for Mr. Sandusky’s legal costs. While awaiting a decision on the suit, it has paid about $125,000 toward his defense.
Prosecutors claim Mr. Sandusky used the sports and education charity for youths, which he launched in 1977, to meet young boys. He faces more than 40 counts of sexual abuse in connection with boys he is alleged to have molested over a 15-year period.
Mr. Sandusky has denied the allegations. An attorney for the former coach told USA Today that limited funds have hampered the defense team’s efforts to investigate his accusers and their claims.