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Second Mile Camp Had Cross Dressing

Updated: Monday, 14 Nov 2011, 5:18 PM EST
Published : Monday, 14 Nov 2011, 5:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA - Only on Fox: a former Berks County camp operator speaks about summer camp programs run by the Second Mile, the foundation started by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky.

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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.

We called Second Mile and emailed the main offices for a comment. They did not respond.

We also reached out to the law firm now representing the second mile and former Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham who is now the lead attorney for Second Mile.

Abraham's spokesperson said she had not seen the specifics in our story and may comment at some future date.
 

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