Adopted son says Jerry Sandusky molested him
June 21st, 2012
05:20 PM ET

Adopted son says Jerry Sandusky molested him

Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted children, has said that he was molested by the former Penn State defensive coordinator, according to a statement from his lawyers.

The allegation comes as Sandusky is awaiting the verdict in his child rape trial. Matt Sandusky, who has defended his father as he faced child rape charges, said through his attorneys Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici that he met with prosecutors this week to tell them he was a victim for the first time.

"During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse," Matt Sandusky's lawyers said in a statement obtained by InSession. "At Matt’s request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators."

No further details were released about the circumstances surrounding the alleged molestation or when Matt Sandusky claims the abuse occurred.

"This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy," a statement from Matt Sandusky's lawyer said. "There will be no further comment at this time."

Sandusky is currently facing accusations of sexual abuse from 10 alleged victims. Sandusky, 68, has pleaded not guilty to charges of child sex abuse over a 15-year period. He faces 48 counts in the trial.

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During closing arguments, defense attorney Joe Amendola sought to poke holes in the prosecution's case, pointing to inconsistencies with the testimony of Mike McQueary, a former graduate student and assistant coach who said he saw Sandusky apparently sodomizing a boy in a university shower.

He also reminded jurors of the lack of physical evidence and accused the alleged victims of conspiring for financial gain while blaming the media for what he described as biased coverage.

Lead prosecutor Joseph McGettigan followed Amendola, rebuffing the defense's account of a coordinated action among Sandusky's accusers allegedly bent on financial gain.

"The great thing about conspiracy theories is you just let them go on and on, until they collapse under their own weight," he said.

McGettigan described the former coach as a pedophile who systematically preyed on his victims with a calculated and repeated approach.

"The Commonwealth has overwhelming evidence against Mr. Sandusky," he said.

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soundoff (226 Responses)
  1. Hope

    There are hundreds of dove around, thanks to my son.

    Let his son who knew all along his just share of his victims portion of Sannnndustee's estate. Hold HIM in solitary confinement as he poses a threat to all societies.

    Let Ditto (dotti) pack her bags and head out with, only the money she earned confiscate it and sell it all! That 'image' ... lifestyle down the hole. The brown one.... or is it up?


    Ahhhh... Justice!

    June 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Marcia J.

    I have been saying this all along. And I'll tell you what else, THERE ARE MORE. You don't start molesting at 50, that's something that starts early, probably his teens. It's very hard to tell anyone that you've been molested, it has to be twice as hard for a boy to admit to. I pray to God this sick freak-o-phile goes to prison for the rest of his life and these young men receive some justice FINALLY. Also, anyone that believes Mrs. Sandusky didn't know what was going on is crazy. She knew, but it was more important to maintain her status and her materialistic lifestyle as a coach's wife, to care. I hope she loses EVERYTHING for sitting back and allowing her husband to abuse those young men.

    June 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hope


    There are hundreds of dove around, thanks to my son.

    Let his son who knew all along have his just share as a victim's portion of Sannnndustee's estate. Hold Jerry ( O-O
    , BaBy Butt) in solitary confinement as he poses a threat to all societies.

    Let Ditto (dotti) pack her bags and head out with, only the money she earned confiscate it and sell it all! That 'image' ... lifestyle down the hole. The brown one.... or is it up?


    Ahhhh... Justice!

    June 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    He adopted 5 boys...
    Matt is a brave young man.
    JS is a monster and Dottie is right up there with him.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Yawn. (shrug)

    June 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZ Annie

      That's just what people do when they see your posts.

      June 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Wishing it were Religion State rather than just Penn State.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Pennsylvania is a religious state...

      But, you make a fine point. Under God's law, the victim(s) determine the sentence. What would they do? ~~~ {sue him for damages}

      PRIDE comes before a fall...

      June 21, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Big "O"

    I don't think Sandusky had the problem, it's the parents negligence...and also the kids knows better than that... just run- away from the dirty old man if that's true? or Lie? Hope Justice will prevail..

    June 21, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Sort of reminds me of the little girl Ted Nugent adopted, and when she was old enough, dumped his wife and married her.
    A'course Ted never bought a pair of boots without trying them on first. He only looks stupider than he is. So don't let that fool you.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    Howdy, Hope. Hows it going. Kinda getting boring this dusky stuff.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Well, for example, victims families sued the San Diego Catholic Archdioses, who were ordered to pay millions in damages. Ea. archdiocese is individually incorporated though. So rather than paying, they file for ch. 11 bankrupcy. A dozen RC archdiocese have done the same, and for the same reason.
    Only those confessing their sins and leaving them are forgiven. And then there are crimes to pay for still. San Diego RC Archdiocese is batting O for three on that card.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    Oh. Pardon me. Just discount whatever I said. Have a good evening.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Numb

    Pray 4 justice.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    *under God's old laws you mean. And even then, the family avenger carried out whatever sentence, unless of course the perp fled to a city of refuge post haste, leaving everything he owned behind.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. hampton

    We define courage in terms of sports and athletes. Real courage has been shown by the victims who testified about the unthinkable.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. @Hope

    God's new laws are these: Love God with all of your mind and body. Also love your neighbor as you love yourself.
    Other than that and as far as justice goes, "Pay Caesar's things unto Caesar."
    One of ancient Rome's 'things' was; executing justice. (and is why Roman officials carried out Jesus' execution rather than Jewish officials. They were not allowed by Rome who occupied Israel at that time.
    Todays governments likewise carry out justice.
    In cases concerning child se x crimes, "Caesar" still allows religions to keep it a secret, where we see religious leaders calling themselves together RATHER than calling the PROPER authorities, those whom stand placed in ther relative position BY GOD. "PLACED" TO METE OUT TRUE JUSTICE UNTO THE MAN TERRORIZING EVEN TINY LITTLE BOYS LIKE ME. (was)
    Silent Lamb awaketh.
    2 Big Pride of the Rocky Mountain Ram I've become?...fall down go boom?

    June 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Big Monster

      Overblown ego arises again. God's NEW laws? Puhleeeeeeeeze. When one revises His laws too often, one loses the original meaning. If one ever knew them properly in the first place, that is. Stop self-congratulating yourself all the time. Ego-trippin narcissist!!

      June 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
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