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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 04:59 PM

Sandusky's adopted son, Matt, says he is a victim and would have testified, lawyer says

BELLEFONTE -- Matt Sandusky, through his attorney Andrew Shubin, said that he met with prosecutors this week to say for the first time that he is a molestation victim of Jerry Sandusky, his adopted father. Matt, 33, was adopted by Jerry and Dottie Sandusky as an adult, after going to live with the family as a foster child.

He has denied ever being abused by his adopted father until now. “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,” Shubin said in a statement.

Shubin also said Matt was prepared to testify truthfully at trial, if called by prosecutors.

In March, The Patriot-News reported that Matt had a rocky relationship with his adopted father. His biological mother told The Patriot-News she believed Sandusky had stolen her son from her. His biological mom, Debra Long, testified before the grand jury in early 2011 about strange behavior she says she witnessed between her son and Sandusky.
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/06/attorney_for_jerry_sanduskys_a.html

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Reply Sandusky's adopted son, Matt, says he is a victim and would have testified, lawyer says (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Jun 2012 OP
malaise Jun 2012 #1
Are_grits_groceries Jun 2012 #2
Gregorian Jun 2012 #3
monmouth Jun 2012 #4
mzmolly Jun 2012 #10
global1 Jun 2012 #5
DearAbby Jun 2012 #6
global1 Jun 2012 #7
DearAbby Jun 2012 #12
Spazito Jun 2012 #8
mzmolly Jun 2012 #9
aquart Jun 2012 #11

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:02 PM

1. Is there anyone this fugging scumbag didn't abuse?

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:04 PM

2. He has 6 other adopted kids. nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:05 PM

3. Woah. What a mess.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:08 PM

4. Just read the judge has already dropped 4-5 charges already. n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:26 PM

10. Yet several charges remain.

I believe the last count was 47.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:14 PM

5. Why Is He Just Coming Out Now - When This Trial Has Gone To The Jury?....

didn't the prosecution know about him before the trial? Why didn't they put him on the stand? I sure his testimony would have sealed the coffin of Sandusky.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:15 PM

6. Stop blaming him....

God, do you realize how difficult this is?

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:18 PM

7. I Was Not Blaming Him - And I Don't KNow How You Came To That Conclusion By My Question......nt

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Response to global1 (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

12. Eight people testified...

gut wrenching testimony...I believe the case is already decided. He may have had many reasons for not coming out before now, family issues as well as living with this...we will never know, could never know.

I am glad he came out now, he can get the help he needs. Sorry if I came on strong.

I was molested as a child, I told my parents, and I was made to feel it was somehow my fault.

The drive to the police station was unbearable, the silence of my father. It could have been many reasons, he was unable to reassure me. I know I did what was right.

Maybe he felt powerless to protect his little girl...whatever the reasons, I will never know. All I know was how I felt. Thankfully I never had to sit on a witness stand and relate that horrible story. I don't think I could have handled that.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:19 PM

8. Sadly, I am not in the least surprised that Sandusky abused at least one...

of his foster children, including those he eventually adopted (I personally think there were more than just Matt). I strongly believe there are many more victims of this monster that have chosen not to reveal themselves publicly.

I just hope they convict him and throw away the key.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:25 PM

9. At times I feel I should support the death penalty.

... at times.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:29 PM

11. I was wondering when this would come out.

We all knew it would, right?

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