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Adopted son of Jerry Sandusky is one of Sandusky's victims

Jennifer Dimaano


Matt Sandusky has come forward about being sexually abused by his adopted father

New allegations have surfaced in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial by Sandusky’s adopted son, claiming the former Penn State assistant football coach sexually abused him. Lawyers for Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky’s six adopted children, has prepared to testify against his father, if called to the bench.

According to a statement by Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici, “During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with the prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse…At Matt’s request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators.”

Matt Sandusky went on to living in the Sandusky home as a foster child until becoming adopted. From the Associate Press (AP), Jerry Sandusky coerced Matt into performing sex acts by threatening him that he wouldn’t see his biological family again. It has been disclosed that after four months living in the Sandusky home, Matt attempted suicide in 1995.

An accuser known only as Victim 4 said Matt Sandusky was living in the Sandusky home when he stayed there overnight. When asked if he had engaged in a soap battle with Jerry Sandusky, Victim 4 recalls after finishing a game of racket ball with Matt and Jerry Sandusky they went into the locker room. Matt got undressed and went into the showers. Shortly after, Victim 4 and Jerry Sandusky followed him in there.

“Me and Jerry came in. He started pumping his hand full of soap,” he said. At that point Matt left and went into another shower. When asked about Matt’s facial expression he replied, “Nervous.”

Following the arrest of Jerry Sandusky, Matt Sandusky’s ex-wife, Jill Jones, obtained a retraining order forbidden their three children from sleeping over at their grandparents’ home.

Prosecutors told the court Sandusky lured “vulnerable boys who came from troubled homes, often without a father figure” with gifts and Penn State’s football program. As well as calling Sandusky “a serial, predatory pedophile.”

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