Sick and Getting Sicker: Sandusky’s Second Mile Camp Had Cross Dressing, No Shower Curtains

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Seemingly by the hour it gets more and more stomach churning.

Second Mile has strongly stated that none of its programs or activities was linked to the alleged charges against Sandusky.

Rob Lehr, a former camp operator, is speaking out about what he saw and heard. He rented the camp to the group for a four-week period annually. The camp has now been sold and Second Mile no longer uses the facility.

“Not surprised at all,” Lehr told Fox 29.

Lehr is the former director of a camp in the deep woods of Berks County, where children from the Second Mile would come each summer for several years.

“I never saw anything illegal. I would have reported it in a heart beat. Did I see things that I thought were immoral? Yes,” Lehr said.

But last week when the child sex abuse charges surfaced against Sandusky, Lehr started remembering Sandusky’s 4-week Second Mile camp.

“It always seemed a little secretive,” he says.

He says he never witnessed any inappropriate sexual contact, but witnessed some questionable activity.

“Camp counselors cross dressing for one of the evening events with children. The following year now they [had] some of the boys cross dressing,” he says.

Lehr also said shower curtains would be taken down when Second Mile was at the camp.

Lehr has not been interviewed by state investigators on the Sandusky case, but he says if asked he would cooperate.

“In hindsight you kind of look back and give it a second thought now,” he says.

Gee, you think?

Oh, and if you’ve been wondering why Sandusky’s out on bail, wonder further why he’s on on no bail.

Rep. Mike Vereb said in a statement he wants the state Supreme Court and Attorney General to review what happened at Sandusky’s arraignment last weekend.

Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, was freed on $100,000 unsecured bail by District Judge Leslie Duchtot, which means he didn’t have to put down any money for his bail.

Prosecutors wanted $500,000 secured bail and an ankle monitor for Sandusky.

In campaign filings released by Vereb, documents show Robert Poole, the chairman of The Second Mile, held a fundraiser for Leslie Duchtot on Oct. 9, 2007 as she was running for office.

At the time, Sandusky was still with the charity as its founder.


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