Jerry Sandusky's Adopted Son Claims He Was Abused and Would Have Testified

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2012

BELLEFONTE, PA - JUNE 21:  Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at his child sex abuse trial at the Centre County Courthouse on June 21, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Closing arguments will begin today in the sexual abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky, who is charged with 51 criminal counts of sexual abuse on 10 boys over a 15-year period.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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With the high-profile child sexual abuse trial of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky being deliberated by the jury, more accusations have suddenly come to light. His adopted son, Matt Sandusky, claims that the ex-coach sexually assaulted him as well.

According to Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News, Matt met with prosecutors this week through his attorney, Andrew Shubin, and alleged that he also fell victim to Jerry Sandusky. Jerry and his wife, Dottie, adopted Matt, who is now 33, when he became an adult.

Throughout this entire process, Matt denied that Jerry had ever molested him, but finally decided to say otherwise, according to Ganim. Matt said that he would have testified truthfully against his adopted father had he been called upon to do so.

As Ganim reported in March, Matt's biological mother, Debra Long, has been concerned about the relationship between Matt and Jerry for quite some time. Despite that, Matt Sandusky continually denied any inappropriate conduct on behalf of Jerry Sandusky directed toward him, but that is obviously no longer the case.


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