Bombshell … Jerry Sandusky’s Adopted Son, Matt Sandusky, says He was Abused by His Father


As Nancy Grace would say … BOMBSHELL TONIGHT, or today as they case may be.

One of Jerry Sandusky’s adopted sons, Matt Sandusky,has said through his attorney that he was sexually abused by his father. OUCH. As the Sandusky jury was about to deliberate in the Sandusky child sex trial along comes this whopper. This morning, as the sequestered jury headed for deliberations, NBC News reported for the first time that the reason Jerry Sandusky did not take the stand in his own defense yesterday was because Matt was prepared to testify against his dad. So much for the gag order as this news surfaced regarding Matt’s allegations. Then again, the entire Sandusky child sex abuse trial was enought to make anyone gag.


Matt Sandusky, one of six adopted children of Jerry Sandusky, said through his attorney Thursday that he was sexually abused by the former Penn State assistant football coach, adding that he had been prepared to testify against him in a high-profile child rape case.

“At Matt’s request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators,” attorneys Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici said in a statement. “This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy.”

That accusation could lead to additional charges, including incest charges even though Matt Sandusky is adopted, according to Marci Hamilton, a Cardozo Law School professor who has represented victims and written on sexual abuse cases.


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.

The judge tells the media that Sandusky verdict cannot be reported until court is adjourned. LOL … good luck to that dude. There is this little think called texting to an anonymous third party that might just put an end to that.

More from Diane Dimond, friend of Scared Monkeys and frequent guest of the Dana Pretzer Show on Scared Monkeys radio.

Because the jury is sequestered, they will not hear of the explosive revelation that came out just moments later: One of Sandusky’s adopted sons has reportedly just revealed to prosecutors that he, too, was a sexual molestation victim of the former Penn State football coach. According to the Patriot-News, the newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize for first reporting the Sandusky scandal, 33-year-old Matt Sandusky had agreed to testify if called, but apparently the judge denied the prosecution’s last-minute request. The Daily Beast spoke to Matt’s biological mother, Debra Rose Long, in the courtroom today, but she declined to comment on the record. Long has always said she believes the Sanduskys “stole” her son from her, officially adopting him when he turned 18.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Bombshell … Jerry Sandusky’s Adopted Son, Matt Sandusky, says He was Abused by His Father”

    1. PaMom on June 21st, 2012 8:29 pm

      This is not a surprise at all. It really speaks to character of Matt Sandusky. He was not going to allow these young men to have to speak out without support. He has truly done more good for these men then Jerry has done for anyone in his lifetime. Thank you Matt for being so courageous.

    2. Michelle on June 22nd, 2012 1:26 pm

      I hope this sick bastard is locked away for the rest of his life. What he has done to those who trusted him and the lives he has affected is despicable. He should never see the outside of a jail cell.

      It is disturbing that this was covered up and allowed to continue after the first allegations were made and the fact that one of the staff witnessed inappropriate behavior and did not beat the hell out of him at the time.

      Everyone of those that covered for this guy should be locked up as well.

    3. NGBoston on June 22nd, 2012 4:32 pm

      #2- I agree and hope Sandusky NEVER sees the light of day.

      Pedophile, incestuous scum like this cannot be rehabilitated and are a danger to Society.

      Rot in Hell, Jerry. But first just Rot in prison, that will do for the time being.

    4. Daily Commentary – Monday, June 25, 2012 – Now That Justice Has Been Served in the Jerry Sandusky Case, What’s Next? | Scared Monkeys on June 25th, 2012 7:58 am

      [...] With adopted son Matt being added to the long list of accusers, you have to wonder how many more charges will be filed after Sandusky guilty on 45 counts. [...]

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