The trial of Jerry Sandusky concluded Thursday, but ugly allegations continue to surface. With the jury deliberations underway, Sandusky's adopted son, Matt Sandusky, alleged through his attorney that he is also a victim of his father's abuse.
Sara Ganim of the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported that Matt Sandusky's attorney, Andrew Shubin, indicated that he and his client met with prosecutors this week to tell them for the first time that he is a victim. Via Ganim:
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.
Matt Sandusky was never called as a witness in the case against Jerry Sandusky, but Ganim reports that he was prepared to give a full and truthful account if called to the stand. Matt's biological mom, Debra Long, had testified earlier before a grand jury about odd behavior between Jerry Sandusky and her son.
As Ben Jones points out, Matt is just one of six children adopted by Sandusky:
What makes this feel worse is the fact Matt Sandusky is only one of Jerry's six adopted children.— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) June 21, 2012