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. @@Big Monster

    None but one EVER kept God's old laws, and that one was Jesus when he walked this earth.
    The entire purpose of those laws was not just to govern ancient peoples. They were to show than NO MAN is acceptable to God in ANY form, shape, spirituality...nor in any way whatsoever. God's laws are perfect, and only a perfect man could possibly keep them.
    THIS is why we needed a savior. Not to save our own personal selves! But so that we could approach God in prayer and keep a straight, respectable face.
    Without Jesus, and without the NEW laws he gave us (ones we sinners all could keep if just tried) we would all be lost. None would ever find favor in God's eyes in our sinful state. Hence, those who keep jesus NEW laws are cleansed by his blood, and are clean even in God's eyes.
    "Peace on earth towords men of good will."-Jesus Christ

    June 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. @@Big Monster

    "If you loved me, you would observe my commandments"-Jesus Christ (knowing there's no way we could keep old laws like killing our own child for talking back, or "eye for an eye". Seeking revenge is against man's and Jesus' commandments. Obviously he wasn't speaking of the Old Laws)

    June 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. madmaninthemiddle

    Prison justice will be, in this case, extremly appropriate.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Justice comes BEFORE prison, not after. Get a clue.
    And do you really think that a bi se xual man like Jerry Sandusy would mind "prison justice"? 43% of US prison inmates are openly gay, ya know.
    Or were you advocating for corporal punishment. So be it, on your head.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SamDS

    i just hope he isn't getting paid by the prosecutors to make claims. I hope that its fair.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. AC

    @@@phillip do your homework most of those inmates do what is neccessary to survive in prison and are not at all gay so take it easy on your propaganda buddy and do a little more homework or better speak not of things you have no real knowledge of that's something that you picked up on the street or somewhere else i know of doc officers that would say the same thing i just said so can it

    June 22, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. Superman

    I know who flagged my comment and your busted

    June 22, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Superman

    @@@peace on earthabout 3 months my area supervisor chewed me out for something i didn't do and he was asked to apalogize he didn't instead he called me up and started again and when he was done i told him an eye for an eye and about two weeks ago he lost one so what is justice he had it coming

    June 22, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. HopBrewer

    Justice will come after Prison.......ask Jeffery Dahlmer about it........Oh that's right he died from being impaled with a mop handle in his rectum.

    June 22, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. Flower

    I find it shameful that CNN is showing his son's face on TV. Why aren't they respecting this man's privacy like they do the other vicitms?

    June 22, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Mom In Shawnee

      TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!

      June 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @AC 12:53 A freaking M. Only gay men do that

    Get a clue. 🙂

    June 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @AC 12:53 A freaking M. Only gay men do that

    You "bravely" come to the defense of one male bending over for another, while the whole point was that there is no such thing as "prison justice".
    What would we do to a US Judge who began having men to take it up the ass as penalty for being convicted of a crime? We would send him to the looney bin where you are in, maybe?

    June 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ma & pa

    @ Card at 5:32pm Yep, much bigger conspiracy than just Penn State. His buddies must be gittin skeeered he`s gonna spill.

    June 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ma & pa

    You did a good thing, Matt, as has everyone who is trying to stop this ongoing evil. Thankyou. It's a fight that requires more courage than any football game.

    June 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
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