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Jerry Sandusky's Son

My Father Abused Me

6/21/2012 2:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jerry Sandusky's adopted son says he was abused by the former Penn State assistant football coach ... and was prepared to testify at his father's sex abuse trial.

33-year-old Matt Sandusky -- one of Jerry's six adopted children -- released a statement through his attorney saying he is a "victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse."

Matt did not disclose any details regarding the nature and time frame of the abuse.

Matt's lawyers said Matt did meet with investigators recently ... and was willing to testify. It's unclear why Matt was not called to the stand.

The jury is now deliberating in the Jerry Sandusky case -- he's accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a span of 15 years and faces 500 years in prison if convicted on all 48 counts.

Story developing ...

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61.

Miva    

This is terrible!! Poor Matt. i found his bio, and pics here http://fandaily.info/?p=25350 he has had quite a trouble life himself.

819 days ago
62.

Jordan    

"GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS"

819 days ago
63.

Liz    

It's a horrible case and I think he's guilty as sin, but this isn't celebrity news.

819 days ago
64.

john    

100% of the kids he poled know he's guilty!

819 days ago
65.

realist    

I just want to posit this regarding Dottie:


When my own daughter was "molested" by her friend's grandfather, I reported it immediately, and the next day, told the friend's mother. She realized immediately the truth of what I had told her as she had expressed some concerns previously about her own children. Unfortunately she then discovered that all three of her children had been molested by him.


The grandfather's wife believed it immediately also, as she had some inklings of things "not quite right" for years, but no actual knowledge. Turns out the bastard had molested most of his grandchildren, some nieces and nephews, one of whom committed suicide.


So wives don't always "know". There may be some things that make them "uncomfortable", but actual knowledge eludes them.


As for Dottie's testimony, most juries don't place much credence on the testimony of a devoted wife.

819 days ago
66.

lmhilly1971    

NBC News reported Thursday morning that Matt Sandusky was prepared to testify for the prosecution if Jerry Sandusky took the stand.  NBC attributed to sources that the defense was told that before they decided not to have Sandusky testify.  The attorneys’ statement confirms that was the case.   Newswatch 16 saw Matt Sandusky at the Centre County Courthouse on Wednesday when Jerry Sandusky would have taken the stand.

819 days ago
67.

carmen    

what shocks me is at 3% said no. wow. There are stupid people out there.

819 days ago
68.

duilama    

Jerry Sandusky -- Guilty?
Yes97%
No3%
Total Votes: 52,003

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I'll bet this will be the same percentage of MJ's rabid fans if TMZ is to take a vote on MJ's guilt!!!!

819 days ago
69.

bunny    

Okay, who are the slow people that said he's not guilty?

819 days ago
70.

Googie    

If the jury does not convict, they will be living a nightmare afterwards. Of course other juries have made dumb verdicts & they don't suffer an consequence once out of the limelight.

819 days ago
71.

goaway    

One Word!

Guilty!

819 days ago
72.

Kali    

If he is found innocent on all charges you can bet he has the names of cops,judges, bankers,and congressmen in a safe place for later disclosure.

819 days ago
73.

jojopurity    

Thank god this is all coming to light. I realize that these poor kids will have issues their entire lives because of this a*@( but hopefully giving their testimony and seeing this pedophile burned on the stand, in public and in jail gives the victims some sort of closure.

Also why not just say "Life in prison" instead of adding any extra years to the 500, come on!

819 days ago
74.

tuesdaysnbritain    

The first recorded time that Jerry Sandusky’s behavior was called into question dates back to his son Matt’s suicide attempt in 1995.
Matt Sandusky, now 32, came into the coach home through The Second Mile, after having a troubled childhood.
Even after getting involved with the charity, Matt Sandusky ran into legal trouble at the age of 16 when he burned down a barn and was taken in as a foster child by the coach and his wife for two years before being legally adopted by the couple.
Shortly after he moved into the house, however, Matt Sandusky tried to kill himself, prompting some raised alarms.

This sheds the MOST LIGHT.

MATT SANDUSKY TEEN SUICIDE ATTEMPT.
Read more: http://www.bellenews.com/2011/11/13/world/us-news/matt-sandusky-tried-to-killed-himself-shortly-after-moving-in-with-the-sanduskys/#ixzz1yTyXzPAx

819 days ago
75.

pancake    

they had enought prove with the kids putting his son would be a whole side of the story and could have endin up screwing the case. and they can still file charges with his son talkin. i bet sandcrippy commits suicide and goes to hell and joins joepat

819 days ago
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