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Two lawyers representing an alleged victim in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal have filed a complaint against The Second Mile, the charity through which the embattled former coach allegedly met several of his victims. Harrisburg attorney Ben Andreozzi, along with co-counsel Jeffrey Fritz, also filed for an injunction to assure the charity does not dissipate its assets, Fritz told The Legal on Nov. 23. The attorneys are representing Victim Four, now 27, who met Sandusky about 15 years ago through the charity, according to the grand jury report facing Sandusky. The news comes as The Second Mile has hired former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham, who is tasked with consulting the beleaguered charity on whether it can survive the scandal. The lawyers have said The Second Mile played a role in allowing the abuses their client faced to continue. According to the grand jury report, Sandusky “singled out” Victim Four when he was 12 or 13 years old, and the child soon “became a fixture in the Sandusky household.” According to the presentment, Sandusky subjected Victim Four to deviate sexual intercourse after grooming him with gifts, tickets to games and attention. The report also alleges Sandusky threatened to send Victim Four home from the 1999 Alamo Bowl when he resisted the coach’s advances. Sandusky faces 40 charges for a slew of sex-related offenses over the course of 15 years. “The contact that he had with my client was sexual in nature, completely inappropriate and severe sexual assault,” Andreozzi told The Legal. The lawyers have said Victim Four intends to testify at Sandusky’s preliminary hearing, which has been scheduled for Dec. 7 in front of an out-of-county senior magisterial district judge. According to tax forms filed with the state, the charity had just shy of $9 million in the bank at the end of 2010. Sandusky started the charity in 1977.

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