The adopted son of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, whose testimony was highly anticipated, announced via his attorneys that he was in fact a victim of alleged sexual abuse.
The statement from Matt Sandusky’s attorneys, Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici, was very brief:
Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky’s adopted children, asked us to confirm
with you the accuracy of this morning’s news reports indicating that he was prepared to
testify truthfully as a Commonwealth witness.
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.
At Matt’s request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the
prosecutors and investigators.
This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to
convey his request that the media respect his privacy. There will be no further comment
at this time.
Sandusky is on trial for the alleged numerous abuses of young children in his years as a Penn State football coach and youth mentor.