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Former Penn State Coach Hosted Child at Home, N.Y. Charity Says

November 15, 2011

Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Pennsylvania State University former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky hosted at least one child at his home from the Fresh Air Fund, according to the New York-based children’s charity.

The organization has notified Pennsylvania and New York authorities that a child stayed at the Sandusky family’s home in the mid-1990s, Andrea Kotuk, a spokeswoman for the the Fresh Air Fund, said in a telephone interview today.

“After our initial review of our files we have determined that the Sandusky family was a Fresh Air Fund host,” Kotuk said. “As of today we believe several children may have stayed in the Sandusky home in the 1970s.”

The Fresh Air Fund started in 1877 and sends New York City children to 13 states in the U.S. and Canada, according to Kotuk.

Sandusky’s attorney, Joseph Amendola, couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

--Editors: Cecile Daurat, John Lear

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To contact the reporter on this story: Heather Perlberg in New York at hperlberg@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jonathan Kaufman at jkaufman17@bloomberg.net -0- Nov/15/2011 22:13 GMT


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