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State College, Pennsylvania (CNN) — The judge who released former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on bail has had ties to his charity.
After Sandusky was charged this month with 40 counts of sexually abusing children, Judge Leslie Dutchcot freed him on $100,000 bail, against the wishes of prosecutors.
A biography of Dutchcot posted on the website of the law firm Goodall & Yurchak lists her as a volunteer for The Second Mile, a program for troubled youths that Sandusky founded.
“She certainly should have raised the issue in public and then asked the parties if either one wanted her to recuse herself,” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said.